• 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.

    • Raising the present Massachusetts Estate Tax Exemption from its present $1 million dollar amount.

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