Other Benefit Changes Effective July 1, 2016


Open enrollment for the pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts is taking place for the first time during the GIC’s spring Annual Enrollment period for Fiscal Year 2017 benefits that begin July 1, 2016.  See FSA section  for details.


The GIC awarded a new contract to Davis Vision to continue as the vision provider.  Members who purchase their glasses at a Visionworks store will have more frame options without a copay and an increased allowance for non-plan frames.  For dental benefits, mouth guards for bruxism (teeth grinding) will now be covered.  See Dental/Vision section for additional information.


The GIC awarded a new contract to The Hartford to continue as the life insurance carrier.  The rates will stay the same or will go down, depending on age.  The Accelerated Death Benefit maximum will increase to 80%.   See the Life Insurance section for additional information.


This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission .