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Information & Resources

Annual Enrollment time is April 5, 2017 - May 3, 2017, giving you the opportunity to review your benefit options and choose a new health plan or make other benefit changes if you desire.

GIC Health Fair Schedule

Would you like to speak to representatives from the GIC, the health plan vendors and other state-offered benefits? Come to a GIC Hosted Health Fair for the 2017 GIC Open Enrollment. Check the 2017 health fair schedule to find one near you. 

On-Campus Benefits Information Sessions

In addition to the GIC Health Fairs, which are held at various locations throughout the Commonwealth, UMass Lowell will offer a Benefits Information Session at the following location:

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at University Crossing, Suite 490 
Find the Health Plan That Works Best for You 

Check the list of the health plans that are available to you and their rates

Learn About Non-Health Benefits

Find out about Life Insurance, Long-term disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and the Buy-Out options by exploring non-health benefits for state employees

Be sure to read your GIC Benefit Guide to become familiar with benefit and rate changes that become effective July 1, 2017. 

The GIC provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions on what to do when changes occur in your life that may affect your GIC coverage as well as a central location for GIC Forms

Mark the Date! 

Enrollment forms are due to the UMass Lowell Benefits Office no later than Wednesday, May 3, 2017 if making benefits changes. 

Keep in mind: Once you choose a health plan, you cannot change plans during the year, unless you move out of the plan's service area.  If your doctor or hospital leaves your health plan, you must find a new participating provider in your chosen plan. 

Please remember: ONLY ORIGINAL forms will be accepted. Fax, copy or email forms cannot be accepted.

Questions? Please call the Benefits Office at 978-934-4100 or email us at if you have any questions.