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GIC Post-Employment Benefits

The Commonwealth provides certain insurance benefits for employees who terminate employment with the state and meet specific age and service requirements. These “post-employment” benefits include:

  • Health care;
  • Group life insurance; and
  • Dental coverage.

Former employees’ survivors may be eligible for these benefits too.

The Group Insurance Commission (GIC) administers the post-employment benefits. You can go directly to the GIC website External link for information about their insurance coverages and premium rates.

Employees who are eligible for post-employment benefits may access them under one of these two statuses:

  • Deferred Retiree; and
  • Retiree.

The ORP Plan Administrator determines participants’ eligibility and status for post-employment benefits. This information is updated and reported to the Group Insurance Commission monthly.


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