Updated on April 18, 2014

Q) I am an MBTA Local 589 employee and enrolled in GIC benefits during the fall special open enrollment. Is there anything I need to do during Annual Enrollment?

A) If you enrolled in GIC benefits during the special enrollment for MBTA Local 589 employees, the GIC benefits you elected at that time will go into effect on July 1, 2014, except for Flexible Spending Account (FSA) benefits.  Complete and return to the MBTA benefits office enrollment and change forms only if you wish to change your health plan election or enroll in FSA benefits. Local 589 MBTA employees who wish to enroll in coverage who have not done so must enroll during Annual Enrollment in order to have coverage effective July 1, 2014.

Q) I am an MBTA Local 589 retiree/survivor and enrolled in GIC benefits during the fall special open enrollment. Is there anything I need to do during Annual Enrollment?

A) If you enrolled in GIC benefits during the special enrollment for MBTA Local 589 retirees and survivors, the GIC benefits you elected at that time will go into effect on July 1, 2014. Complete and return to the GIC enrollment and change forms only if you wish to change your health plan election. Local 589 MBTA retirees and survivors who wish to enroll in coverage who have not done so must enroll through the MBTA benefits office during Annual Enrollment in order to have coverage effective July 1, 2014.


This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission .