The Mass Coalition provides a forum for the
discussion of ideas and concerns that are encountered in the
everyday operations of the management of the participating funds. The Mass
Coalition monitors government actions, regulations and proposals
as well as significant legal decisions, which impact benefits
provided to covered employees and their families.
Members of the Mass Coalition are afforded the
opportunity to reduce Plan costs based on the collective
purchasing power of the Coalition by joining together as a
large group to negotiate with service providers.
By drawing on the collective experience and
expertise of the group, the Mass Coalition and its members
participate in public hearings and testify on concerns and
policies that relate to employee benefits.
The Mass Coalition offers products to its members
which allow each fund the freedom of structuring its own benefit
package. This is done by obtaining provider discounts in return
for volume and prompt payments. Participation in the Coalition
results not only in reduced costs but also in improved access to
services and increased satisfaction of plan