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    Group Insurance Commission
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FY06
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FY07
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Group Insurance Premium and Plan Costs  
   1108-5200   For the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premium and plan costs incurred in fiscal year 2007; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance shall charge all state agencies and authorities, as defined in section 1 of chapter 29 of the General Laws, which have federal or other funds allocated to them for that portion of insurance premium and plan costs as the secretary determines should be borne by such funds, and shall notify the comptroller of the amounts to be transferred from said funds, and amounts transferred or otherwise received in payment of all such charges shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that prior year costs incurred by all self-insured plans shall be funded from this item; provided further, that the group insurance commission shall obtain reimbursement for premium and administrative expenses from other agencies and authorities not funded by state appropriation; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of section 26 of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the commission is hereby authorized to negotiate, purchase, and execute contracts prior to July 1 of each year for policies of group insurance as authorized by chapter 32A of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 150E of the General Laws and as provided in section 8 of said chapter 32A and for the purposes of section 14 of said chapter 32A, the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premium for state employees who have retired on or before July 1, 1994, and who are age 65 or older shall be 90 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premium for state employees who have retired after July 1, 1994, and who are age 65 or older shall be 85 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth’s share of the group insurance premium for state employees who have retired, are subject to section 18 of said chapter 32A, and are younger than 65 years of age shall be at the rates outlined above for individuals older than 65 years of age; provided further, that the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premium for state employees who have retired, are not subject to section 18 of said chapter 32A, and who are younger than 65 years of age shall be 75 per cent; and provided further, that the commonwealth's share of such premiums for active state employees and their dependents shall be 75 per cent 949,010,107 955,602,732