All Commonwealth employees under the HR/CMS and UMass payroll systems who are not eligible for Commonwealth-sponsored Group Insurance Commission (GIC) health insurance coverage are eligible for this opportunity to purchase health insurance from Commonwealth Choice. Premium deductions will be made from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis. This includes employees who work less than 20 hours in a 40 hour workweek or less than 18.3/4 hours in a 37.5 hour workweek, contract employees and seasonal employees. Employees who are eligible for Commonwealth-sponsored GIC coverage are not eligible for this plan. Notably, the premiums that they pay for GIC coverage are already deducted on a pre-tax basis (unless they elect otherwise).
Choosing a Health Plan
- To choose a plan and enroll, visit the Health Connector's website at www.mahealthconnector.org. Click on the Employees section. You will be prompted for an employer identification number - the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Employer ID # is 149683.
The UMass Employee ID # is 152368
- Additionally, you can enroll by calling 1-877-MA-ENROLL.
- Persons who are hearing impaired may use TTY service by calling 1-888-213-8163.
- Once you enroll, the Commonwealth will begin making pre-tax deductions from your bi-weekly paycheck.
For more information, please see Health Connector Plans: FAQ For Non-GIC Eligible Commonwealth Employees .
This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission.