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The Boston Globe

Health & wellness

Insurers told to lower costs of health coverage for state workers and retirees

Leaders of the Group Insurance Commission, which administers health benefits for the families of state employees and retirees, have drawn a line in the sand.

Insurers who want to offer plans starting in April to the nearly 400,000 people it serves must agree to lower costs of coverage -- and save the state money -- within a five-year contract.

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