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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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Important Information Regarding Your SMART Plan Account

November 22, 2023
Dear SMART Plan Participant: Empower recently experienced a processing issue which inadvertently created an erroneous statement showing your SMART Plan account with a balance of zero. We want to assure you that this issue was not the result of a ...Read More

Congressional Hearing Held on Impact of WEP & GPO

November 21, 2023
Forum Spotlights Law’s Unfairness to Public Retirees On Monday, a House Ways and Means Committee Field Hearing on “Social Security’s Disservice to Public Servants: How the Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset Mistreat Government Workers ...Read More

WEP/GPO Congressional hearing to be held in Louisiana

November 14, 2023
A Congressional hearing has been scheduled on how Social Security’s Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) affect the benefits of retired public servants. The hearing will take place at 2:00 PM (Central Standard Time) on ...Read More

Public workers may receive reduced Social Security benefits. There’s growing support in Congress to change that

November 12, 2023
By Lorie Konish, CNBC PUBLISHED SUN, NOV 12 20238:30 AM EST KEY POINTS Workers may have jobs where they pay into Social Security or earn pension benefits. When they have both, their Social Security benefits may be adjusted to ...Read More


November 7, 2023
State’s leading health plan takes step to ease capacity crunch in local hospitals; change will speed discharges & eliminate 14,000+ authorizations from the health care system  BOSTON , Nov. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Cross Blue Shield of ...Read More