Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

Published by
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Citizen Information Service

State Administration/Revenue: Financial Services

P11 Office of the Comptroller

P12 Group Insurance Commission

P11 Office of the Comptroller
One Ashburton Place, Room 901
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-727-5000
Help Desk: 617-973-2468
Fax: 617-727-2163

Pursuant to the requirements of state finance law, the Comptroller's Office is responsible for all accounting policies and practices of the Commonwealth, publication of official financial reports, and oversight of certain management and expenditure functions. The office also operates the state's accounting and payroll systems, administers the annual Single State Audit, which is performed by outside auditors on behalf of the federal government and the state, and prepares the warrant for the Governor's Council. A statewide vendor file (those that do business with the state) is maintained by the office. Its online information includes MASSfinance, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' online source for financial information. From this page, citizens, employees, and Commonwealth vendors can access information, undertake transactions, and explore the state's method of accounting. VendorWeb is a common access point for Commonwealth vendors, which will enable them to process transactions with the Commonwealth, as well as access valuable and relevant accounting information stored on the website.

P12 Group Insurance Commission (GIC)
Executive Office for Administration and Finance
19 Staniford Street, 4th floor
P.O. Box 8747
Boston, MA 02114-8747
Tel: 617-727-2310
TTY: 617-227-8583
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:45-5:00

The Group Insurance Commission is a quasi-independent state agency governed by an eleven-member Commission appointed by the Governor. The Commission administers health insurance and other benefits to the Commonwealth's employees and retirees, and their dependents and survivors. It also covers housing and redevelopment authorities' personnel, and retired municipal employees and teachers in certain governmental units. The GIC also manages basic and optional life insurance coverage and, as part of its indemnity and PPO Plans, mental health/substance abuse and pharmacy benefits. For active employees only, the GIC offers a long-term disability program and, for non-unionized state employees, a dental/vision plan.

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