The Commission and the vendor(s) providing Dental and Vision benefits shall determine the conditions for participation, the amount of benefits and their duration, premium rates and all effective dates of coverage.
Certain State Employees who are not covered by collective bargaining are eligible for Dental and Vision benefits that are offered primarily to managers, legislators, legislative staff, and certain Executive Office staff. All Employees of higher education, the Trial Court system, and authorities other than the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority are ineligible for Commission Dental and Vision coverage. Certain Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority employees who are not covered by collective bargaining are eligible for Commission Dental and Vision coverage, as are certain confidential Employees. Employees may only change plans during Annual Enrollment, even if their dentist leaves the plan.
This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission.