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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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Response to Herald Assault on Public Pensions

July 11, 2024
To The Editor: The July 9, 2024, editorial “Taxpayer-funded public pensions have got to go” represents a misleading and entirely unfair argument against the Massachusetts public pension systems that is absent relevant facts. First, the editorial leaves readers with ...Read More

Nearly 20% of Retirement Systems at or Near Full Funding

July 10, 2024
Investment Success Must Be Shared Twenty of the 104 Massachusetts public retirement systems were at least 90% fully funded as of April 1, 2024, according to the latest data from the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC). Of that number ...Read More

WEP/GPO Origins & Solutions

July 10, 2024
Focus of Congressional Hearing To restate the obvious, Mass Retirees has sought to end the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) since the day the laws were created in 1983. In fact, shortly after it ...Read More

Mass Retirees Legislative Update Formal Session Ends July 31st

July 10, 2024
Budget & Several Impactful Bills Pending The end of the 2023-2024 legislative session is fast approaching with full formal session wrapping up on July 31st. While the House and Senate will continue to meet informally after that date until ...Read More

Mass Retirees Spring Area Meetings

July 10, 2024
Members Turn Out for Latest News With legislative activity intensifying as the State House approaches the end of its formal session (see page 3), it’s not surprising that members turned out in numbers at the Association’s three spring ...Read More