Health Insurance

As a public retiree you are eligible to access to health insurance. Insurance is offered differently based on who you worked for.
 
If you retire from the Essex Regional Retirement System (ERRS) we can deduct your monthly health insurance premium directly from your pension benefit and forward your payment to the appropriate location. To obtain information on your insurance options or about the withholding of your insurance premiums from your monthly pension benefit, read below to find out who you should contact:
 
  • If you retired from a town or school, you would obtain your insurance from the benefits coordinator in your town or school district.
  • If you retired from Essex County, you would obtain your insurance from the Group Insurance Commission.
  • If you retired from a housing authority, you would obtain your insurance from the Group Insurance Commission.
  • If you retired from a water district, you would obtain your insurance from that water district office.
Additionally, if you are planning on moving out of state, make sure that the health care plan you have will be honored in another state. 

If you should have any problems or questions regarding the health insurance options available to ERRS retirees, please contact Anne Speicher at (978) 739-9151, extension 103 or via email