Location of GIC public hearing changed

The location of the Group Insurance Commission’s annual public hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 4, has been moved to Gardner Auditorium at the State House.

Members are encouraged to attend this hearing, which will begin at 12:30 p.m. Please use the Bowdoin Street entrance to the State House.

At the hearing, commissioners will describe benefit and premium prospects for fiscal 2016. Attendees will be invited to provide feedback. Depending on the number of people attending, commissioners may ask that statements be submitted in writing after the hearing.

In the past week, thousands of MTA members have e-mailed members of the GIC to fight proposals for unfair changes in health insurance for educators, other public employees and retirees. The proposals are the result of a projected deficit of $160 million to $190 million for the current operating year.

Click here to read more about the shortfall and the options that have been proposed.