Articles about Retirement Benefits that may be useful to Massachusetts retirees.

State Board to Begin Estimated First Pension Payment

January 5, 2024
Implementation Targeted for Early 2024 It was reported at the October State Retirement Board meeting that testing for the implementation ...Read More

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 ...Read More


November 7, 2023
State’s leading health plan takes step to ease capacity crunch in local hospitals; change will speed discharges & ...Read More

Reminder: Mygiclink for GIC Retirees

August 14, 2023
View and Update Your GIC Benefits Using MyGICLink Exactly one year ago (September 2022 Voice), we announced that the state ...Read More

2022-2023 Meeting Season Comes to a Close

August 14, 2023
With Early Summer Area Meetings Before we begin the 2023-2024 Meeting Season with our September Annual Meeting (see page ...Read More
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IBIS Update: Local Outreach With Miia

August 14, 2023
Since 2021 Senscio – a very familiar name to our readers – has partnered with the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA ...Read More

A Question Retirees Are Afraid to Ask: to Which Retirement System Do I Belong?

August 14, 2023
As we have been reporting the recent news regarding the adoption and payment of the additional 2% COLA for FY23 ...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

To which retirement system do I belong?

July 7, 2023,
July 7, 2023: Weekly Update By Mass Retirees CEO Shawn Duhamel As we have been reporting the recent news regarding ...Read More
Benefit Check Delays Continue To Frustrate New Retirees

Benefit Check Delays Continue To Frustrate New Retirees

September 28, 2021
September 28, 2021: The "number-one problem" that Mass Retirees President Frank Valeri hears from his members is that it ...Read More