Retiree Health and Life Insurance
Although you have the option of having the Hampden County Regional Retirement System withhold Health, Life and Dental Insurance deductions from your benefit check, you are actually covered under your former employer’s health plan. We act only as a pass-through for withholding premiums as a convenience to you. If you choose to have your insurance premiums withheld from your benefit check, deductions will be taken and forwarded as directed by your former employer.
Enrollment, changes, direct payment of premiums or any questions about your Health and Life Insurance plan or premium amounts should be directed through your employer as listed in the table below. For those retired from the former Hampden County, your insurance is through the State Group Insurance program. Your changes or questions should be directed to Group Insurance Commission at (617) 727-2310 ext. 806 for health and ext. 804 for life insurance.