(1) Insured Employees who terminate employment while in good premium payment standing, who are re-hired as Employees in a position with benefits and begin employment before Commission coverage ends under their prior public employment, shall continue to be insured without a break in existing coverage, provided that they submit a timely application for Commission coverage.

(2) Insured Employees who terminate employment while in good premium payment standing and are re-hired as Employees after their Commission coverage ends shall be insured as new Employees and will be subject to the New Employee waiting period for Commission coverage.

(3) Notwithstanding clause (2) of this section, Insured State Employees who terminate employment while in good premium payment standing and are re-hired as State Employees in a position with benefits within two years of the date of termination of their employment shall be considered to have been hired on their original hire date for the purposes of computing the Commonwealth’s share of their premiums.

(4) In the event that an Insured State Employee is reinstated in a prior position as the outcome of a labor arbitration, a Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) proceeding, or court order, such employee shall be considered to have been hired on his or her original hire date for the purposes of computing the Commonwealth’s share of premiums. Benefits as an active State Employee will be reinstated prospectively as soon as is administratively feasible, without waiting for the next Annual Enrollment period.


This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission.