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Options are listed in order of recommended selection. For all options, complete and return to your GIC Coordinator the Employment Status Change Form (Form-1A).
You may continue your coverage or pick up other coverage with some limitations on time and/or benefit levels in one of the following ways:
The GIC recommends that you elect Deferred Retirement Coverage. If you are getting health coverage elsewhere, the GIC suggests that, at a minimum, you keep life insurance, paying 100% of the premium. At retirement, resume GIC health coverage; the Commonwealth will contribute the prevailing contribution percentage for retirees. If you are not getting health coverage elsewhere, keep basic life and health insurance, paying 100% of the premiums until retirement. If you get health coverage elsewhere before retirement, you may apply for GIC basic life and health insurance during the GIC's annual enrollment period or within 60 days of retirement.
If you decide not to leave your money in the state or other GIC-eligible retirement system, or if it is transferred to a retirement system not eligible for GIC benefits, your benefits as a Deferred Retiree end. You may elect to pick up coverage with the Commonwealth Health Connector (Massachusetts residents).
If you begin receiving a retirement pension, you are eligible for retiree health and life insurance coverage. See the Retirement section for additional information.
Should you elect not to retire, the GIC recommends that you elect Deferred Retirement coverage.
In general, you may continue your health and life coverage with the same options as employees who have been laid off, depending on your length of state service. See preceding questions for your options. However, if your agency determines that you have been fired for gross misconduct, you are not eligible for COBRA coverage.
Complete the Enrollment/Change Form (Form-1) and send to the GIC. Or, send a letter to the GIC requesting that your coverage be terminated. Include your name, address, and GIC ID Number (usually your Social Security Number). Coverage will be terminated at the end of the month in which your premium is paid.
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