• MRU is committed to educating retirees on issues so they can intelligently lobby. Some of the present issues are: 
  • Repeal of the Government Pension Offset (GPO) attached to Social Security. 
  • Repeal of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) attached to Social Security. 
  • Protection of health benefits for all retirees. 
  • Allowing retirees the benefit of subtracting their health care premium costs from their Pension/Social Security before federal and state taxation.  
  • Raising the base of the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). 
  • Extending the penalty reductions of Options B & C of the State Pension selection to all who retired prior to July 1, 2004. 
  • Assuring retirees representation and a vote on all local Insurance Advisory Committees (IAC), as mandated by state law.
Massachusetts State House Dome
photo by Andy