Articles about the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) that may be useful to Massachusetts retirees

Two Western MA Communities Increase Cola Base

January 5, 2024
Montague sets highest-ever at $30,000 October was a busy month in western Massachusetts with two communities increasing their ...Read More

President’s Message: COLA Base Improvements Main Focus in 2024

December 15, 2023
COLA Base Improvements Main Focus in 2024 It should come as no surprise that the cost-of-living adjustment or ...Read More

State & Teacher Cola Base At Crossroads

October 27, 2023
1996 Reform Serves as Blueprint for Improvements Just over a quarter century ago state-wide policy for the cost-of ...Read More

Our focus this fall

September 8, 2023
September 8, 2023: Happy September! Our weekly Mass Retirees news updates are back. After a short Labor Day break, we ...Read More

Mass Retirees Annual COLA Update

August 14, 2023
Base increases & fy23 5% COLA For FY24, Mass Retirees is pleased to report that all 102 local retirement boards ...Read More

COLA Improvements Continue

August 10, 2023
Focus on State/Teacher COLA Base Increase When it comes to the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), there has ...Read More

Pension Funds Rebound in First Half of 2023

August 10, 2023
PRIT Gains 6.69% Through June After being stung by a pandemic induced decline in the financial markets in 2022 ...Read More

Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll Sign $56 Billion Fiscal Year 2024 Budget

August 9, 2023,
Mass Retirees Note: The budget includes a 3% COLA on a $13,000 base for retirees of the State and ...Read More

Sneak preview of September Voice

August 8, 2023, ,
Weekly Update: August 4, 2023 In addition to the FY24 State Budget being passed and sent to Governor Healey, this ...Read More

Pension investment gains rebound

August 2, 2023
Weekly Update: July 28, 2023 After being stung by a pandemic induced decline in the financial markets in 2022, our ...Read More