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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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Steward Outlines Process To Sell, Auction Hospitals

May 16, 2024
Bids For Mass. Hospitals Would Be Due June 24 Colin A. Young, State House News Service STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 16, 2024…..Attorneys for Steward Health Care want a federal judge to bless the company’s proposed process ...Read More

Health care in Massachusetts is in need of reform

May 15, 2024
It is the Legislature’s responsibility to ensure that what happened with Steward Health Care never happens again in Massachusetts. By Ronald J. Mariano and John J. Lawn Jr., published in The Boston Globe Last week, Steward Health Care filed ...Read More

Social Security Subcommittee Hearing on the Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset Testimony

April 30, 2024
April 16, 2024: Official testimony submitted to the House Committee on Ways and Means  Chairman Jason Smith, Ranking Member Richard Neal, Subcommittee Chairman Drew Ferguson, Ranking Member John Larson: Thank you for the opportunity to be heard. On behalf of ...Read More

WEP/GPO Hearing Rundown

April 19, 2024
April 19, 2024: The following is Mass Retirees analysis of the April 16, 2024 Congressional hearing on the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) laws. To restate the obvious, Mass Retirees has sought to end ...Read More

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