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Retired State, County and Municipal Employees Association of Massachusetts

Founded in 1968, now in its 56th year of serving retired Massachusetts public employees of the 104 public retirement systems within the Commonwealth, the Mass Retirees Association is widely recognized as one of the strongest independent advocacy groups on Beacon Hill. From public pensions and health insurance, to federal issues such as the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision, Government Pension Offset and Medicare the Association leads the fight exclusively for all Massachusetts retired public employees. We are The Voice of the Retired Public Employee.

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Special Alert: WEP/GPO hearing scheduled

April 12, 2024
A Congressional hearing on the Social Security WEP and GPO has been scheduled for this coming Tuesday, April 16, at 3:00 PM on Capitol Hill. The hearing does not appear to be focused on any specific proposal to either ...Read More

As Healthcare Costs Rise GIC Opts Not to Cost Shift

April 12, 2024
Health insurance premiums under the state’s Group Insurance Commission are increasing for FY25. While increased costs are most certainly unwelcomed news, the fact that rising healthcare costs would result in higher monthly insurance premiums has been anticipated for months ...Read More

REMINDER: UniCare is now Wellpoint

April 12, 2024
As we reported in March, UniCare has changed its name to Wellpoint. The change will take effect on July 1, 2024. In June, all UniCare enrollees will receive new insurance cards with the Wellpoint name and logo. We must reemphasize ...Read More

Strong Performance by Commonwealth’s Pension Fund

April 12, 2024
Positive news on 2023 investment returns has been reported from the Commonwealth’s pension fund, PRIT (Pension Reserves Investment Trust) Fund, that contains the pension funds for both the State and Teachers’ Retirement Systems. According to the PRIM (Pension Reserves ...Read More

PERAC: Bill Keefe Succeeds John Parsons

April 12, 2024
New Executive Director For Pension Oversight Agency After a comprehensive search process by the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC) that spanned several months, the agency’s Commissioners voted to appoint Assistant Deputy Director Bill Keefe as the new PERAC ...Read More