Health Insurance Options

Available to Permanent, Full-Time Employees Working At Least 20 Hours Per Week

Your coverage is effective the first day of the month following 60 days of service

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccinations are covered at NO COST to GIC Members. 

For information on eligibility and links to sign up for a COVID-19 Vaccination, please visit: https://www.Mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine. 


What's New This Year? 

Effective July 1, 2023 

Gloucester Public Schools is pleased to offer a number of affordable health insurance options for full-time, eligible employees. The GIC Benefit Guide for 2023-2024 will allow you to review your options and make the best plan selection for your family. 


As a general reminder, it is important to contact your physician's office to ensure that they accept the health insurance plan you choose. 


If you are eligible for health coverage, you may also cover your eligible dependents, which include: 


When enrolling dependents in the health plan, you will need to provide additional documents (i.e. certified birth certificates, SSNs, and certified marriage certificate). 


You may enroll in, decline, or change your benefit elections during the Annual Open Enrollment Period for benefits effective July 1st unless you have a qualifying event. 


Under the GIC, qualifying events include: 

GIC Health Insurance Forms & Additional Information

Healthcare Participant Waiver 

If you are choosing to waive health insurance this year, please sign and return this form to the Human Resource Department. 

Complete this form if you want to enroll or cancel health insurance and you have one or more of the reasons listed below:

This selection can only be made during the annual open enrollment

You have a qualifying status change such as indicated below. You must make this change within 60 days of the change. 

Change:

Add or Drop Dependents:

Use this form when your employment changes in one of the following ways: 

Use this form to cover a dependent who became mentally or physically incapable of earning his/her own living prior to age 19; or became permanently and totally disabled and became so on or after age 19 and is under age 26.

Complete this form if you want to enroll or cancel health insurance or;

You have a qualifying status change. You must make this change within 60 days of the change. 

Health Insurance Contact Information

Mass General Brigham Health Plan (formerly AllWays)

Phone: (866) 567-9175

https://massgeneralbrighamhealthplan.org/gic-members


Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Phone: (866) 874-0817

https://www.harvardpilgrim.org/gic

Health New England

Phone: (800) 842-4464

https://www.healthnewengland.org/gic

UniCare State Indemnity Plan

Phone (Medicare Plans): (800) 442-9300 

Phone (Non-Medicare Plans): (833) 663-4176

https://www.unicaremass.com

CVS Caremark

Phone: 1 (877) 876-7214

https://info.caremark.com/oe/gic