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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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State Budget & WEP/GPO News

June 18, 2024
This week our focus returns to the FY25 State Budget, which is now before a House /Senate conference committee, as well as to new developments stemming from last week’s US Senate hearing on the Social Security WEP & GPO ...Read More

If you’ve earned a public pension, beware of how it affects your Social Security benefits in retirement

June 10, 2024
The Social Security Administration slashed Falmouth resident Venera Cocks’s benefits and is demanding repayment of over $16,000 after concluding it mistakenly overpaid her by $1,200 a month. By Sean P. Murphy Globe Staff, Updated June 10, 2024 ...Read More

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