GIC Embarks on ‘Listening Tour’

Commission Seeks Retiree/Employee Input

 With decision time looming for the selection of insurance carriers, a pharmacy benefits manager and the establishment of plan design, the Group Insurance Commission (GIC) will begin a state-wide ‘Listening Tour’ on December 12th, designed to solicit input from enrollees.


The Tour will be attended by GIC Executive Director Dr. Roberta Herman, members of the Commission and GIC staff. Officials have announced three such meetings to be held in December, with the potential for more in early 2018.


Worcester | Central

Tuesday, December 12th 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Worcester State University


Boston | East

Wednesday, December 13th 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

McCormack Building


Dartmouth | Southeast

Friday, December 15th 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

UMass Dartmouth


Members, who are insured under the state GIC are encouraged to attend, offer their feedback or simply listen.


“To my knowledge, this is the first time that the GIC has held public meetings for the purpose of soliciting input from enrollees prior to decisions being made. I applaud Dr. Herman and the Commission for making the effort to hear from as many enrollees as possible,” said Association President Frank Valeri. “The GIC now insures over 400,000 people and has a tremendous responsibility to make sound, well-informed decisions. Hearing directly from the people impacted by these decisions is extremely important.”


Further information on the Tour, as well as directions to specific meetings can be found by clicking here.