The following message was sent to all school department employees earlier this week. The HEA has voiced the concerns of many members that the times of these information sessions may not be adequate for all teachers, particularly those in the elementary and middle schools. If any changes are announced, members will be updated as quickly as possible. For more information about the GIC transition, see our previous posts:
The City of Haverhill Human Resources Office and the School Department Benefits Office have scheduled the following informational sessions and health fair to help facilitate the transfer into the GIC health plans effectiveJuly 1, 2017.
Please note that the GIC Benefit Decision Guide along with the rate sheet and plan enrollment form will be distributed (at your schools) as soon as I receive all the information from the GIC. I am hoping to distribute the guides and enrollment form by the end of this month. Also, the GIC is working on updating their website and creating a video to assist with enrollment process.
Informational Sessions – at City Hall – City HR and School Benefits staff only – there will be no GIC or insurance plan representatives available on these dates*.
*Wednesday, March 29th 10am – 1pm (Room 301 at City Hall)*Tuesday, April 4th 10am – 1pm (Room 301 at City Hall)*Thursday, April 20th 1pm – 4pm (Room 301 at City Hall)*Tuesday, April 25th 10am – 1pm (Room 301 at City Hall)*Thursday, April 27th 1pm – 4pm (Room 301 at City Hall)Informational Sessions – at schools – School HR and Benefits staff only – there will be no GIC or insurance plan representatives available on these dates*.
*Tuesday, March 28th – 2:30 to 4:00 at Whittier*Wednesday, March 29th – 2:30 to 4:00 at Bradford Elementary*Tuesday, April 4th – 2:30 to 4:00 at Golden Hill*Wednesday, April 5th – 2:30 to 4:00 at Consentino*Wednesday, April 26th – 2:30 to 4:00 at the High School (conference room)VENDOR FAIR – Only Dental, HRA/FSA, City Retirement, Social Security, VOYA representatives will be available. NO GIC representatives
April 12th 10am – 4pm VENDOR FAIR (City Hall Auditorium)
GIC Health Fair – This is for GIC sponsored health insurance plans only. You will be able to meet with both GIC and insurance plan representatives.
April 14th 11am – 4pm GIC Health Fair – Northern Essex Community CollegeTo stay up to date on plan information, rates and informational sessions please check the GIC Health Plans page on the HPS website. Click this link to access the GIC page http://www.haverhill-ps.
Also, reminder emails will be sent prior to the informational sessions and health fair.
Haverhill Public Schools
4 Summer Street, Rm 104
Haverhill, MA 01830