(1) National Guard Technicians retired after January 1, 1969 who receive a pension from the State Retirement System may become insured as Retirees, notwithstanding the period of time from January 1, 1969 to their retirement when they were Federal employees, provided that they were insured on the date of transfer from the state employment to federal employment.
(a) Such National Guard Technicians must complete an application for Commission coverage.
(b) The application for coverage must be received by the Commission within 31 days following the date of retirement. Persons who fail to submit a timely application may reapply at the Commission's next occurring Annual Enrollment.
(2) National Guard Technicians retired after January 1, 1969 who receive a pension from the State Retirement System but who have never been insured through the Commission may be insured as Retirees only after compliance with the retirement pre-conditions described in 805 CMR 9.16.
(3) National Guard Technicians who have no right to receive a pension from the State Retirement System are not eligible to be insured as Retirees.
This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission .