We are sure to be followed in Fiscal Year 2013 and beyond as the GIC was one of the entities tasked with implementing new payment models as part of Chapter 224, health care payment reform, which became law in August of 2012. The GIC is proud of being considered among the state and national leaders in addressing health care costs and quality. The timing corresponds with our bid for all of our health plans as well as the mental health carve-out vendors. Additionally, more aspects of federal health care reform are scheduled for implementation and we will continue to work with others in working through the many facets of this law.
As you know from the theme of this report, we are now on Twitter, allowing us to communicate in a new and more frequent way with members and the greater health and policy community. Work continues to progress on our important MAGIC eligibility system, which will help improve efficiencies of our operation. In addition, legislation recently passed that will mean municipalities can now opt into the GIC twice a year, as well as opt to offer the GIC’s retiree dental program.
We look forward to an exciting time and hope you will follow us as we adopt new ways to provide quality benefits at affordable costs – for the benefit of our members and the taxpayers of the Commonwealth.
This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission.