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Massachusetts Society of Professors

The Union of Faculty and Librarians at UMass-Amherst

GIC Update

The GIC voted to retain the three carriers that it had voted to eliminate for active employees: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Fallon Health and Tufts Health Plan!

We did it!  After hundreds of union members protested the cuts to the number of GIC health insurance carriers, the board voted to reverse its recent decision to eliminate most of the insurance carriers currently available to active and retired employees.

According to MTA President Barbara Madeloni, “This is what union power is all about; We still have work to do to make the GIC’s process more democratic and transparent. And we still must prevent harmful cost-shifting to members as the GIC works on plan designs and rates. But because so many members attended hearings and our rally or made calls to elected officials, we were able to undo a terrible decision that would have compromised the health care of hundreds of thousands of people.”

Read MTA's update and a message from Barbara Madeloni about this victory!