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Enhance Group Insurance Commission's Alternative Coverage Program

SECTION 23.   (A) Section 19 of chapter 32A of the General Laws, as appearing the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "Effective", in line 1, the following words:- January 1 and.

(B) Said section 19 of said chapter 32A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word "rate", in line 10, the following words:- in effect.

This section amends the existing buyout program to encourage current GIC enrollees who have other health coverage available to them on January 1 each year, in addition to the current program's July 1 effective date, so that they may drop their GIC coverage sooner and take the alternative coverage instead.