Annual Enrollment Checklist
If you make no changes, your current GIC health benefits will remain in place at the new rates effective July 1, 2020.
Review this website to identify which health insurance products are offered and which one is the best for you.
Check with your health and other insurance carriers about any product or tier changes.
This includes questions about network coverage, providers, drug tiers, or wellness benefits. See the Contacts page for telephone numbers and website links.
Check our website for a video to guide you through the next steps, whether you’re retiring or not: bit.ly/gicturning65.
- Annual enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to change your health plan or coverage election.
- You may make certain changes to your elections within 60 days of a qualifying event. Qualifying events include marriage, birth/adoption, involuntary loss of other coverage, spouse’s Annual Enrollment or return from an approved FMLA or military leave. Your doctor or hospital leaving a network is not a qualifying event. For complete details, go to bit.ly/giclifeevents.
- New hires must enroll in coverage within the first ten days of employment.
- Doctors and hospitals within your network may change during the year. If your provider is no longer available, your health insurance carrier will help you find a new one.
- When checking provider coverage and tiers, specify the health insurance product’s full name, such as “Tufts Health Plan Spirit” or “Tufts Health Plan Navigator,” and not just “Tufts Health Plan.” Your health insurance carrier is the best source for this information.
- Do not enroll in a non-GIC Medicare Part D product. All GIC Medicare plans include Medicare Part D coverage. If you enroll in another Part D product, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will disenroll you from your GIC coverage. This means that you will lose your GIC health, behavioral health and prescription drug benefits.