As you may know the Employee Insurance Advisory Committee (IAC) has been meeting for several months now to consider ways to improve our employee benefits plans.
At the present time, we are members of the Mass. Group Insurance Commission (GIC). While the IAC may recommend changes to our GIC membership in the future, for now the law requires that we remain in the GIC until June 30, 2021.
Accordingly, the IAC and the Town Management would like to ensure that all employees have an opportunity to make the choice of a health insurance plan that best suits their and their family’s needs.
Recently you received an e-mail regarding Open Enrollment which ends on June 1. Attached to this were plan design options, premium rates, and an informational PowerPoint prepared by our consultants. We hope you have thoroughly reviewed those materials and assume you may have further questions concerning which plan to enroll in..
Under ordinary circumstances we would hold an employee health fair, and in fact were hoping to greatly broaden the scope of that event this year.
However, the Corona-19 pandemic will not allow public gatherings so we have opted for an different option that we think will serve the needs of all East Bridgewater employees. As an alternative to the Health Fair, we are going to make experts available to you, via an open telephone conference call to answer questions you may have regarding your health insurance options.
On Tuesday May 12, from 10:00-12:00, you have the option to call in and ask your questions anonymously and if you choose, remain on the call to hear other questions/concerns your peers may have.
The experts are Michael Berry of the GIC , Ken Lombardi, one of our consultants, NFP and Megan Crosby and Melissa Morrissey of the Treasurer/Collectors office.
Please use this call in number:
Conf ID: 98423 and hit #
I have attached the open enrollment forms and the power point presentation previously mentioned. Please take a moment to review these and remember, the deadline for all open enrollment changes is Monday, June 1st.
Please stay safe and well during these difficult times.
Melissa A Morrissey, C.M.M.T.
Town of East Bridgewater
If you’re looking for the powerpoint, please see the 5/1 Email from Deb Seele!