May 2005

Tierney Resigns From PERAC Agency

MAY 2004
- Domenic Russo Is New Chairman Of Key Panel - In something of a surprise, Bob Tierney abruptly resigned as chairman
of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC) at
the Commission's January 28 meeting.

Tolman To Chair Public Service

MAY 2004
- Senate President Makes Key Change - By now our members are well aware that out of all the important
legislative committees busy at work within the State House, it is the
Joint Committee on Public Service that remains vital to public retirees.

GIC Makes Major Managed Care Change: Hospitals/Docs to Be Tiered

MAY 2004
- The GIC has taken a bold step that Executive Director Delores
Mitchell describes as being the "next trend in managed care." That step
is approving three new managed care plans to be offered to non-Medicare
retirees/survivors and active employees.

Increasing Rates Force Many Boston Retirees To Drop Master Medical

MAY 2004
- Increasingly high premiums are forcing many City of Boston retirees
to abandon the once popular Blue Cross Master Medical Insurance Plan,
which gives members freedom of choice of doctors and hospitals.