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01/08/2020
 
Posted By: Council 93

AFSCME Members in Massachusetts: Do you receive health insurance coverage through Group Insurance Commission (GIC)? Are you looking for an opportunity to urge decision makers to maintain quality coverage and prevent further increases in out-of-pocket costs?

If so, plan now to attend one of the upcoming "listening sessions" scheduled by the GIC Board of Commissioners in the coming weeks.

Sessions will be held in Worcester, Brockton, Springfield, Boston, Lawrence, and Barnstable.

RSVP Here- https://forms.gle/yjUFGsCa17gXRVtL6

Our health insurance costs have continued to rise year after year, while covering less and less. The ones who are feeling the pain are the dedicated state and municipal workers who are faced with uncertainty and confusion as plans are constantly changing and costs continue to go up.

You have a chance to make your voice heard by the GIC!

AFSCME Council 93 has been working in coalition with other public-sector unions on legislation that would help stop cost shifting by increasing labor's representation on the GIC board, cap annual out-of-pocket expenses, and place all state and higher education workers at an 80/20 premium contribution rate split. Council 93 is working hard at the State House, but it is important that the GIC hears from the workers that are directly impacted by the policies and decisions made by the commissioners.

You can make your voice heard and bring your issues directly to the GIC at one of nine GIC Public Hearings from January 22nd to February 4th throughout the Commonwealth.

RSVP Here- https://forms.gle/yjUFGsCa17gXRVtL6

Wednesday, JANUARY 22

Thursday, JANUARY 23

5:30 – 7:00 P.M.

WORCESTER

Worcester State University Student Center - Blue Lounge 486 Chandler Street

Worcester, MA 01602

Parking: Any available lots on campus

5:30 – 7:00 P.M.

BROCKTON

Massasoit Community College Lecture Hall - Liberal Arts Building One Massasoit Boulevard Brockton, MA 02302

Parking: Lot across from Business Building

Tuesday, JANUARY 28

Wednesday, JANUARY 29

5:00 – 6:30 P.M.

SPRINGFIELD

MassMutual Center Meeting Room 1, First Floor 1277 Main Street

Springfield, MA 01103



Parking: Civic Center Garage or MGM Springfield

5:00 – 6:30 P.M.

BOSTON

McCormack State Office Building 21st Floor Conference Rooms One Ashburton Place

Boston, MA 02108

Blue Line: Bowdoin Station Green/Red Line: Park Street Station Orange Line: State Street Station

Thursday, JANUARY 30

Tuesday, FEBRUARY 4

5:30 – 7:00 P.M.

LAWRENCE

Lawrence Public Library - Main Branch Sargent Auditorium

51 Lawrence Street

Lawrence, MA 01840

Parking: street parking on Haverhill & Oak Street

5:30 – 7:00 P.M.

BARNSTABLE

Barnstable High School Knight Lecture Hall 744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA 02601

Parking: Ample parking in area campus lots

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