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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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UniCare is Becoming Wellpoint

February 2, 2024
Mass Retirees Weekly Update By Mass Retirees CEO Shawn Duhamel For this week’s news video, I’m joined by UniCare General Manager David Morales. As you might know, David is not only a longtime ally of public retirees and ...Read More

Services Announced for Ralph White

January 29, 2024
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Ralph’s Life Celebration on Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 4 to 7 pm, in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. A Funeral Service will be ...Read More

Ralph White, Mass Retirees Founder, Dies at 92 Leaving Legacy of Service

January 26, 2024
We regret to announce the passing of Mass Retirees founder and former Association President Ralph White, who died this morning at the age of 92 surrounded by family. Exemplifying a lifetime of public service, Ralph saw significant combat as a ...Read More

Six Reasons Drug Prices Are So High in the U.S.

January 17, 2024
Research shows prices in the United States are nearly double those in other well-off countries. By Rebecca Robbins and Christina Jewett New York Times Florida’s plan to save money by importing medications from Canada, authorized this month by ...Read More

Congressional Hearing on WEP/GPO’s Impact

January 5, 2024
Baton Rouge Event Highlights Harm to Public Retirees Monday of Thanksgiving week, 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