Please call the Benefits Office at 978-934-4100 or email us at: Benefits@uml.edu if you have any questions.
Annual enrollment time is here, giving you the opportunity to review your benefit options and choose a new health plan or make other benefit changes if you wish. Take action during Annual Enrollment! Do your homework, even if you think you want to stay in the same health plan. Take this opportunity to think about what you and your family need in the way of health care and other benefits.
During annual enrollment, if eligible, you may:
Be sure to review the GIC Active State Employee Benefit Decision Guide as it provides an overview of benefits for active state employees. Review the new GIC Health Plan Rates. This guide reviews the benefits and rates effective July 1, 2021.
New in FY22—Three no-cost behavioral health telehealth visits per member –Starting on July 1, 2021, for all non-Medicare health plans, each covered member will be eligible for three no-copay in-network behavioral health telehealth visits per year. This includes behavioral telehealth care you receive from a traditional provider.
COVID-19 vaccines are covered under Express Scripts.
No Benefits Information Sessions will be scheduled at this time.
UMass Lowell Benefits staff will be available by telephone or email to answer your questions and to provide assistance with the benefits enrollment process.
If you have researched your options and determined you do not want to make any changes to your current Group Insurance Commission (GIC) benefits including your health plan, you DO NOT need to fill out any paperwork. Your coverage will continue automatically (with the exception of the FSA Program, which does require re-enrollment each new plan year.)
If making a change to your existing GIC benefit options including health plan, complete the GIC Form-1 through myGICLINK. The GIC Form-1 is for enrolling in, canceling, or changing your election of Health, Basic Life, Optional Life and Long Term Disability. In addition, use this form for an address or name change, for divorce and remarriage notifications, to add or drop your spouse and dependent(s) from coverage during Annual Enrollment.
If the GIC has your email address you may use myGICLINK to access enrollment forms to make Annual Enrollment changes.
PLEASE NOTE: If the myGICLINK does not locate you in their database DO NOT PANIC! To use myGICLink the GIC must have an up-to-date email address. Request an Email Update Form to submit to the GIC.
Open enrollment changes must be submitted to the GIC no later than Wednesday, May 5, 2021.