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How to enroll in or change GIC municipal employee benefits

Please note, you cannot change your health plan if your doctor or hospital left your health plan’s network until the next GIC annual enrollment period.
Eligible municipal employees may enroll in GIC health benefits within 10 calendar days of hire. You can join, change, cancel, and add/drop spouse and dependents during Annual Enrollment or within 60 days of a qualifying status change.

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Use myGICLink to request a digital version of your enrollment form(s).

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To add a spouse or dependent to coverage, documentation (e.g., copy of marriage or birth certificate) is required to accompany the form unless you have already provided it to the GIC for health insurance coverage. If enrolling within 60 days of a qualifying event, you must attach proof of the qualifying event to your enrollment form.

Keep in mind that once you choose a health plan, you may not change plans until the next annual enrollment, even if your doctor or hospital leaves the plan during the year.

If you are looking for your municipality's rates, please contact your municipality's benefit office.

Retirement Benefits

In order to be eligible for GIC health insurance benefits at retirement, you must be eligible for and collecting a pension from a municipal retirement system or another retirement system eligible for GIC benefits. Call or visit your retirement board before you retire to confirm your pension benefits and arrange to receive your monthly pension check. Your Retirement Board can also tell you when to expect your first check.

Be sure you live in the service area and check whether your doctors and hospitals participate in the plan in which you are enrolling at retirement.

Medicare and Health Plan Benefits:

Before you retire, visit Social Security’s website or your local Social Security office to find out if you are eligible for Medicare Part A for free. If you and/or your covered spouse is eligible, sign up for Part A and Part B.  Familiarize yourself with the GIC Medicare plans and rules for enrolling in Medicare by visiting the FAQ section of this website.  The GIC will send you an enrollment form and benefit materials after you retire to enroll in a GIC Medicare Plan. 

GIC Retiree Dental:

If your municipality participates in the GIC Retiree Dental Plan, review the benefits of the plan and compare the benefits to any COBRA dental coverage options you have.  Frequently, COBRA coverage is more comprehensive than the Retiree Dental Plan.  If you expect to have major dental needs, you may want to select the COBRA dental option.  You can enroll in the GIC Retiree Dental Plan within 60 days of a qualifying status change, such as when COBRA dental ends, or during any GIC Annual Enrollment period.

Arrange for Your Pension:

  • Complete your Retirement Board’s retirement application and return it to your retirement board with any necessary documentation such as birth and marriage certificates.

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Address
Street Address
19 Staniford St, Boston, MA 02114
Enrollment Form and Member Correspondence Mailing Address
PO Box 556, Randolph, MA 02368
Fax
Operations (617) 227-2681
Executive (617) 227-5181
Fiscal (617) 367-9874
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