GIC participating municipalities, regional school districts, charter schools and planning councils

The following municipalities, school districts and collaboratives are enrolled in the Group insurance Commission (GIC) for health or dental insurance coverage.

Participating municipalities that offer GIC health insurance

Cities - 11

  • Framingham (effective 7/1/14)
  • Gloucester (effective 1/1/14)
  • Haverhill (effective 7/1/17)
  • Lawrence (effective 11/1/10)
  • Lowell (effective 7/1/12)
  • Medford (effective 1/1/12)
  • Melrose (effective 7/1/09)
  • Northampton (effective 1/1/14)
  • Salem (effective 7/1/12)
  • Somerville (effective 1/1/12)
  • Springfield (effective 1/1/07)

Towns - 27

  • Arlington (effective 1/1/12)
  • Ashland (effective 7/1/15)
  • Bedford (effective 7/1/12)
  • Brookline (effective 7/1/10)
  • East Bridgewater (effective 7/1/14)
  • Easton (effective 7/1/15)
  • Groveland (effective 7/1/08)
  • Hingham (effective 7/1/17)
  • Holbrook (effective 7/1/08)
  • Lexington (effective 7/1/12)
  • Lynnfield (effective 11/1/11)
  • Marblehead (effective 7/1/12)
  • Middleborough (effective 7/1/14)
  • Millis (effective 7/1/08)
  • Monson (effective 7/1/12)
  • North Andover (effective 1/1/14)
  • Norwood (effective 7/1/09)
  • Randolph (effective 7/1/09)
  • Stoneham (effective 7/1/09)
  • Sudbury (effective 7/1/12)
  • Swampscott (effective 7/1/09)
  • Wakefield (effective 1/1/12)
  • Watertown (effective 7/1/09)
  • Weston (effective 7/1/09)
  • Westwood (effective 7/1/15)
  • Weymouth (effective 7/1/09)
  • Winthrop (effective 7/1/08)

School districts and union collaboratives - 8

  • Athol-Royalston School District (effective 7/1/08)
  • Blue Hills Vocational School District (effective 7/1/09)
  • Gill-Montague Regional School District (effective 7/1/08)
  • Hawlemont Regional School District (effective 7/1/08)
  • LABBB Collaborative (effective 7/1/15)
  • Mohawk Trail Regional School District (effective 7/1/08)
  • Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School District (effective 7/1/12)
  • Pentucket Regional School District (effective 7/1/16)

Regional districts - 2

  • Nashoba Valley Regional Dispatch District (effective 7/1/13)
  • South Essex Sewerage District (effective 1/1/15)

Charter schools & planning councils and commissions and non-union collaboratives (eligible for all GIC benefits) - 7

  • Bi-County Collaborative (effective 7/1/2019)
  • Charms Collaborative (effective 7/1/15-6/30/17)
  • Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (effective 7/1/10)
  • Old Colony Planning Council (effective 7/1/08)
  • Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (effective 7/1/09)
  • Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (effective 7/1/08)
  • Valley Collaborative (effective 7/1/15)

Participating municipalities that offer GIC retiree dental plan

If your Municipality is not listed, you are not eligible for GIC Retiree Dental benefits. Contact your Municipal Benefits Office for additional information.

The following municipalities offer the GIC Retiree Dental Plan

Cities - 1

  • Melrose

Towns - 12

  • Ashland
  • Bedford
  • Brookline
  • Holbrook
  • Marblehead
  • Middleborough
  • Millis
  • North Andover
  • Randolph
  • Swampscott
  • Weston
  • Westwood

School districts - 2

  • Athol Roylston School District
  • Northeast Regional Technical School

The deadline for municipalities to notify the GIC to join the GIC retiree dental plan for January 1, 2020, is July 1, 2019.

GIC retired municipal teachers (RMTs) participating municipalities and school districts

According to Massachusetts Law Chapter 32B, the following city, towns and school districts participate in the GIC's Retired Municipal Teacher (RMT) benefit program. The GIC RMT program is different from the Participating Municipalities Program that joins GIC health insurance benefits under M.G.L. c. 32B, §§ 19 or 23.  If your school district is not listed, contact your local benefit office for your district's benefit options and forms.

Municipalities

  • Amesbury
  • Barnstable
  • Billerica
  • Braintree
  • Bridgewater
  • Bourne
  • Dedham
  • Dennis
  • Eastham
  • Everett
  • Granby
  • Harvard
  • Holyoke
  • Hudson
  • Milton
  • Montague
  • Newbury
  • North Adams
  • North Attleboro
  • Norwell
  • Paxton
  • Plainville
  • Rehoboth
  • Revere
  • Rockland
  • Rockport
  • Rutland
  • Salisbury
  • Spencer
  • Stoughton
  • Wareham
  • Westfield
  • West Bridgewater
  • West Springfield
  • Wilbraham
  • Woburn

School districts

  • Blackstone Valley Regional
  • Greater Lawrence Regional
  • Narragansett Regional
  • Martha's Vineyard Regional
  • N. Middlesex Regional
  • Pioneer Valley Regional
  • Quabbin Regional
  • Shawsheen Valley Regional
  • Upper Cape Cod Regional
  • Whitman-Hanson
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