News  New Hire Benefits Law Effective July 1, 2024

  • Group Insurance Commission
New Hire Benefits Law Effective July 1, 2024

The GIC is making a significant change to its rules so that insurance benefits for newly hired GIC-eligible employees will take effect much sooner after their date of hire than has been true in the past. 

Through this new rule, slated to take effect on July 1, 2024, new employees and their dependents will have GIC coverage effective on the first day of the month following the employee's hire date or, if the hire date falls on the first day of the month, benefits will be effective that same day.

This exciting change impacts GIC benefit eligible newly hired state and municipal employees. Reducing the existing waiting period for insurance eligibility will greatly benefit new Commonwealth employees and will enhance the lives of those hired by the Commonwealth and other GIC-insured organizations, ensuring quicker access to essential benefits.

Learn more about the New Hire Benefits Law
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