Special Alert: WEP/GPO hearing scheduled

April 12, 2024,
A Congressional hearing on the Social Security WEP and GPO has been scheduled for this coming Tuesday, April 16, at ...Read More

As Healthcare Costs Rise GIC Opts Not to Cost Shift

April 12, 2024
Health insurance premiums under the state’s Group Insurance Commission are increasing for FY25. While increased costs are most certainly ...Read More

REMINDER: UniCare is now Wellpoint

April 12, 2024
As we reported in March, UniCare has changed its name to Wellpoint. The change will take effect on July 1 ...Read More

Strong Performance by Commonwealth’s Pension Fund

April 12, 2024
Positive news on 2023 investment returns has been reported from the Commonwealth’s pension fund, PRIT (Pension Reserves Investment Trust ...Read More

PERAC: Bill Keefe Succeeds John Parsons

April 12, 2024
New Executive Director For Pension Oversight Agency After a comprehensive search process by the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC ...Read More

Veterans’ Legislation: Special Recognition of Their Military Service:

April 12, 2024
It is no surprise that many of those who have served our country in the armed services seek employment in ...Read More

State Retirement Board Commences Estimated First Payments

April 12, 2024
Perseverance can lead to success. And, that’s particularly true when looking at Association President Frank Valeri’s tenure as ...Read More

Sullivan Appointed to Executive Board

April 12, 2024
Retired Trooper Fills Vacancy Retired State Police Trooper Larry Sullivan has been appointed to the Association’s Executive Board to ...Read More
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IBIS Health’s New IBIS Passport

April 12, 2024
Offers Access to Health Data on the Go Curious how your blood sugar levels are trending, or trying to stay ...Read More

Monthly GIC Insurance Rates

April 12, 2024
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2024. Open Enrollment April 3 - May 1, 2024 Read More

Florida Area Meetings: From Sun Coast to Gulf Coast

April 12, 2024
Last year – three years after the COVID outbreak, the Association returned to Florida where thousands of members reside either permanently ...Read More

Social Security WEP/GPO Update

April 12, 2024
Pressure being placed on Congress to end the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) laws ...Read More

Retirement Boards: Elections & Appointments

April 12, 2024
Attleboro – The Attleboro Retirement Board members appointed retired North Attleboro Retirement Board Executive Director Debra Bush as their fifth member ...Read More

Reviewing Covid’s Impact on Teachers Retirees/survivors

April 12, 2024
Increase in Deaths Similar to State Results Upon review of the Mass Teachers’ Retirement System’s (MTRS) Annual Reports for ...Read More

Seeking your thoughts on medical marijuana

April 12, 2024, ,
Before jumping to the topic of this week’s message, we want to first update you on positive developments surrounding ...Read More

Mass Retirees Legislative Update: Favorable Committee Action on Several Association Proposals

April 5, 2024
As you may know, 2024 is the 2nd year of the two-year legislative cycle which runs concurrent with the ...Read More

Annual PAC Drive Begins

April 2, 2024,
April marks the start of our annual Retired Public Employees Political Action Committee (PAC) drive. While participation in the PAC ...Read More

WEP/GPO Congressional Testimony From Mass Retirees

March 25, 2024,
Social Security’s Disservice to Public Servants: How the Windfall Elimination Provision & Government Pension Offset Mistreat Government Workers Thank ...Read More

No Deductible & Copay Increases

March 25, 2024
Good news came by way of the state’s Group Insurance Commission (GIC), which announced at the January commission meeting ...Read More