Please note that the Group Insurance Commission’s Fall 2019 health insurance buyout enrollment period will run October 2nd through November 1st. Under the buy-out plan, eligible state employees receive 25% of the full-cost monthly premium in lieu of health insurance benefits for one 12-month period, and receive a monthly check. The amount of payment depends on your health plan and coverage.
Eligibility for Buy-Out
Employees insured with GIC health insurance on July 1, 2019 or before, and continue their coverage through December 31, 2019 may apply to buy out their health plan coverage effective January 1, 2020.
Interested employees should review the GIC’s website to access more information and the Health Insurance Buy Out Election Form.
All buy out election forms are due by Friday, November 1st. Please contact Joanna Nandi if you are interested in participating or have any questions.
Under the APA contract, you are eligible to enroll in the APA Sick Leave Bank during the month of September. To do this, you must have accumulated forty-five (45) hours of sick leave, and you will donate seven and one-half (7.5) hours to the Sick Leave Bank.
If you have already done since about 2015, please note that the Sick Leave Bank is still solvent from the last request for donations. Each September is open enrollment for APA members interested in joining for the first time.
Ezekiel Holt is the point of contact in Human Resources to submit your request for enrollment to the Sick Leave Bank by submission of seven and one-half (7.5) hours sick leave.
Language regarding Sick Leave Bank can be found starting on Page 49 of the APA contract—contract is now signed and posted to the APA website, found here: http://maapa.org/APA_SIGNED.pdf
Salem State is hosting the GIC’s open enrollment fair for Essex county on April 13 from 10 am-2 pm in the Twohig Gymnasium. All benefited employees are welcome to attend. For questions, please contact Joanna Nandi in Human Resources.