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Retired State, County and Municipal Employees Association of Massachusetts

Founded in 1968, now in its 55th 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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HPC Pressing For Health Care Cost Control Overhaul

September 13, 2023
Prices, Costs to Consumers Heading “In The Wrong Direction,” Seltz Says By Chris Lisinski, State House News Service SEPTEMBER 13, 2023: Health care spending in Massachusetts is “moving in the wrong direction” 11 years after enactment ...Read More

Our focus this fall

September 8, 2023
September 8, 2023: Happy September! Our weekly Mass Retirees news updates are back. After a short Labor Day break, we’re gearing up for what will be a busy – and we hope to be a productive fall sprint before the ...Read More

WEP & GPO: Who Opposes Full Repeal and Why?

August 14, 2023
In recent years one aspect of the debate surrounding the Social Security WEP and GPO laws has been the issue of reform of the two federal laws vs. full repeal of the laws. The well documented position of Mass Retirees ...Read More

GIC Simplifies Hearing Aid Benefit Design

August 14, 2023
Maximum $1,700 Benefit For Each Ear Beginning this July, the GIC’s Medicare and non-Medicare/active plans, with the exception of Tufts Medicare Preferred (Medicare Advantage or MA) plan, have simplified their hearing aid benefit design. Also, all ...Read More

Mass Retirees Annual COLA Update

August 14, 2023
Base increases & fy23 5% COLA For FY24, Mass Retirees is pleased to report that all 102 local retirement boards have approved a 3% COLA, effective July 1. The 3% will be applied to the Base amount that as the ...Read More