The birth of a child into your family is considered a qualified change in family status that allows you to make changes to your benefits outside of the usual open enrollment period. You may add a child to your GIC Health Insurance, Dental Insurance and/or Vision Insurance. You are also eligible to enroll and/or make changes to a Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) and Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP).

Benefit enrollment forms (along with a copy of the birth certificate or hospital letter) must be submitted to the Benefits Department in the HR Service Center within 30 days of the birth of your child.

To access benefit information, click the Benefit Summaries button below (or on the top navigation bar):

To access benefit forms, click the Benefit Forms button below (or on the top navigation bar):

If you are expecting a child, you may be eligible for a Leave of Absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the Massachusetts Parental Leave Act (PLA). For more information, please go to the Leave of Absence section on this website.