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Retirement

Issues

Retiree Healthcare - OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits)
Providing health insurance to municipal retirees is projected to result in a $46 billion unfunded liability over the next 30 years.  In order to determine how to address this liability, the Special Commission to Study Retiree Healthcare and Other NonPension Benefits was created.  The Committee published its findings in what is commonly referred to as the OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits) Report and these were used as the basis for House Bill 59: An Act Providing Retiree Healthcare Benefits Reform. A breakdown of the provisions of this bill can be found here.

GPO/WEP
The Government Pension Offset / Windfall Elimination Provision impacts you and your spouse if you have ever held a job where you paid Social Security.  Learn more about this impact here and be sure to speak out!

Consultation

MTA Consultants are available to help you with retirement-related questions.  Check out the website for contact information, office hours, and links to helpful resources.  The MTA Master Calendar displays the dates that consultants will be available on an appointment or drop-in basis at the MTA Regional Offices.

Resources

"The Chart" 

Check out the Retirement Percent Chart to see your pension benefits based on age, years of creditable service and retirement plan. If you became a member on or prior to April 2, 2012, click here to download the appropriate chart.  If you became a member after April 2, 2012, click here for your chart.


Government Offices

Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System (MTRS)
www.mass.gov/mtrs

MTRS Headquarters
One Charles Park, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
617-679-6877

MTRS Western Office
One Monarch Place, Suite 510
Springfield, MA 01144-4028
413-784-1711

State Board of Retirement
www.mass.gov/treasury/srb.htm

Boston Office
One Ashburton Place, Suite 1219
Boston, MA 02108
617-367-7770

Springfield Office
463 Dwight Street, Room 109
Springfield, MA 01103
413-730-6135