Executive Office for Administration and Finance             

                             Group Insurance Commission                        

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                                                                       Projected   Recommended

                                                                            FY95          FY96



 Budgetary Direct Appropriations              





 GROUP INSURANCE COMMISSION ADMINISTRATION                        

 1108-5100 For the administration of the group insurance               1,826,788     1,819,892

           commission                                             





 GROUP INSURANCE PREMIUM AND PLAN COSTS - COMMONWEALTH SHARE      

 1108-5200 For the commonwealth's share of group insurance           429,849,769   452,199,360

           premiums and plan costs incurred in fiscal year        

           nineteen hundred and ninety-six; provided, that the    

           budget bureau shall charge the department of employment

           and training and other departments, authorities,       

           agencies, and divisions that have federal or other     

           funds allocated to them for this purpose for that      

           portion of group insurance premiums and plan costs as  

           it determines should be borne by such funds, and shall 

           notify the comptroller of the amounts to be            

           transferred, after similar determination, from the     

           several state or other funds, and amounts received in  

           payment of all such charges or such transfers shall be 

           credited to the General Fund; provided further, that   

           not more than forty-eight million dollars shall be     

           expended for prior-year payments for costs incurred    

           through the commission’s self-insured health plans;    

           provided further, that the group insurance commission  

           shall obtain reimbursement for premium and             

           administrative expenses from other non-state funded    

           agencies and authorities; provided further, that       

           notwithstanding the provisions of section twenty-six of

           chapter twenty-nine of the General Laws, the commission

           is hereby authorized to negotiate, purchase and execute

           contracts prior to July first of each year for a policy

           or policies of group insurance as authorized by chapter

           thirty-two A of the General Laws; and provided further,

           that the commonwealth's share of the group insurance   

           premium for state employees who retired on or before   

           July first, nineteen hundred and ninety-four, as       

           provided in section eight of said chapter thirty-two A,

           and for the purposes of section fourteen of said       

           chapter thirty-two A, shall be ninety percent of the   

           total monthly premiums and rates as established by the 

           commission, and that the commonwealth's share of the   

           group insurance premium for state employees who retired

           after July first, nineteen hundred and ninety-four, as 

           provided in section eight of said chapter thirty-two A,

           and for the purposes of section fourteen of said       

           chapter thirty-two A, shall be eighty-five percent of  

           such premiums and rates, and that the commonwealth's   

           share of the group insurance premium for active state  

           employees, as provided in section eight of said chapter

           thirty-two A and for the purposes of section fourteen  

           of said chapter thirty-two A, shall be seventy-five    

           percent of such premiums and rates                     



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                   Executive Office for Administration and Finance             

                             Group Insurance Commission                        

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                                                                       Projected   Recommended

                                                                            FY95          FY96



 MAIL ORDER PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT PLAN                        

 1108-5220 For the mail order prescription drug program               13,983,975    14,403,494





 HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS PRIOR-YEAR PAYMENTS                    

 1108-5230                                                            40,482,244              





 GROUP INSURANCE PREMIUM FOR RETIRED GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES       

 1108-5350 For elderly governmental retirees’ premiums                 3,136,054     2,366,054





 GROUP INSURANCE PREMIUM FOR RETIRED MUNICIPAL TEACHERS AND THEIR 

 DEPENDENTS                                                       

 1108-5400 For retired municipal teachers’ premiums and the audit     19,942,075    20,540,337

           of said premiums                                       



           Local Aid Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   100.00 



 FOR THE PROVISION OF DENTAL AND VISION BENEFITS                  

 1108-5500 Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter thirty-two A      1,563,640     3,174,189

           of the General Laws to the contrary, for the provision 

           of dental and vision benefits for those active         

           employees of the commonwealth, not including employees 

           of authorities and any other political subdivisions,   

           who are not otherwise provided such benefits pursuant  

           to a separate appropriation or the provisions of a     

           contract or collective bargaining agreement; provided, 

           that said employees shall pay at least twenty-five     

           percent of the monthly premium established by the      

           commission for such benefits                           





 Trust & Other Spending                       





 1120-2300                                                               950,000       950,000





 1120-2611                                                               210,000       210,000





 1120-3611                                                                 8,000         8,000





 1120-5611                                                               540,000       540,000




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