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

Congressional Hearing Held on Impact of WEP & GPO

November 21, 2023
Forum Spotlights Law’s Unfairness to Public Retirees On Monday, a House Ways and Means Committee Field Hearing on “ ...Read More

WEP/GPO Congressional hearing to be held in Louisiana

November 14, 2023
A Congressional hearing has been scheduled on how Social Security’s Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO ...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
Jackie Gorrie, Frank Valeri, Anne Wass

Newest Mass Retirees Board Member: Jacqueline Gorrie

November 4, 2023
Still Serving After Career in Teaching President Frank Valeri has appointed retired Taunton teacher Jacqueline Gorrie to fill a vacancy ...Read More

Association 2023 Annual Meeting

November 4, 2023
Members Turn Out at New Location Mass Retirees’ kicked off its 2023-2024 meeting season with the Annual meeting that ...Read More

Medicare Advantage: Stay With Your Current Group Coverage

November 4, 2023
It is once again that time of year when celebrities pop up in commercials telling you to call and see ...Read More

Drug Price Increases Greatly Outpacing Inflation

November 4, 2023
Confirmed in Study of Medicare’s Top 25 Part D Drugs Leqembi and its potential impact on Medicare Part B ...Read More

Retirement Boards Elections & Appointments

November 4, 2023
Arlington – Retired Police Lieutenant, Kenneth Hughes* and retired Fire Chief Robert Jefferson were both reelected to the Arlington Retirement Board ...Read More

November: Diabetes Awareness Month

November 4, 2023
Ibis Can Help – a Member’s Story November is National Diabetes Month, an effort to raise awareness about an illness ...Read More

Medicare Major Development: Medicare Drug Price Negotiations Beginning

November 4, 2023
First Drugs Selected for the Program In our September Voice, we updated our readers on the status of the federal ...Read More
Jodey Arington (R-TX)

House Republican Leaders File WEP Reform Proposal

November 4, 2023
Total of 6 Bills Now Pending to Repeal or Reform WEP & GPO. Texas Congressman Jodey Arrington has stepped in ...Read More

State Retirement Board: Kathryn Kougias Appointed Executive Director

October 27, 2023
State Treasurer Deb Goldberg appointed Kathryn Kougias Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Retirement Board (MSRB), after being the Board ...Read More

Health Policy Commission Raises Alarms

October 27, 2023
Post Pandemic Costs Trend Upward In mid-September, the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) released its annual report on health ...Read More

Medicare Major Development: 2024 Medicare Part B Premium Likely to Increase

October 27, 2023
New Alzheimer’s Drug a Major Factor While approval of a new Alzheimer’s drug has understandably raised hope among ...Read More

Call for WEP & GPO Hearing

October 27, 2023
I’d like to start this week’s message by thanking those members who turned out for our Area Meetings ...Read More

2023 Area Meetings –

October 27, 2023
Here is a schedule of the Association’s area meetings until year’s end. During our 2023-2024 Meeting Season ...Read More

Tax Relief Becoming Law

October 27, 2023
Includes Major Provisions Benefiting Retirees While the legislation awaits the governor’s signature at press time, there’s no question ...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