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Retirees Fight For a Voice on Group Insurance Commission

Mass Retirees - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:48pm
Fate Rests With House/Senate Budget Conferees

JUNE 21, 2017: Members who are insured under the state’s Group Insurance Commission (GIC) are asked to contact their State Representative and Senator in support of a proposal granting Mass Retirees a seat on the board governing the health insurance plan.

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Saugus retiree increase warranted

Mass Retirees - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:00am

JUNE 15, 2017: The approval of the Saugus retiree COLA cap from the $12,000 to $14,000 was reasonable, overdue and justified because of the current financial success of the Saugus retirement system.

Read Full Article:  Wicked Local Saugus

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Saugus Town Meeting members increase pension benefits for retirees

Mass Retirees - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:00am

Town Meeting members approved a cost of living adjustment that will mean more monthly pension benefits for retired town employees.

 

Read Full Article:  Wicked Local: Saugus

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Senate Approves Major Restructure of State GIC

Mass Retirees - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:44pm
Mass Retirees Gains Commission Seat

MAY 24, 2017: Wednesday morning the Massachusetts Senate approved a major restructure of the state’s Group Insurance Commission, granting our Association and two additional public employee unions seats on the 17-member Commission.

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Mass Retirees Fights Rising Insurance Costs

Mass Retirees - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:05pm
Budget Amendment Caps Payments

APRIL 14, 2017: Together with an AFL-CIO backed coalition of public employee unions, Mass Retirees has sponsored an amendment to the FY18 House budget proposal that lowers the cap on out-of-pocket health insurance costs.

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Mass Retirees Endorses Paul Shanley For PRIM Board

Mass Retirees - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 3:52pm
PRIM BALLOTS DUE - Tuesday, MAY 9th

APRIL 10, 2017: For those retired members of STATE Retirement system who have not submitted ballots for this very important election at the State Pension Reserves Investment Management board (PRIM); Please vote on-line before Tuesday, May 9th  before 5pm, or by mail, postmarked before such deadline!

“Its essential we continue to have a voice on the investment arm of our state pension system, please vote for Paul Shanley”, Association President Frank Valeri.

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Remembering Senator Ken Donnelly

Mass Retirees - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 10:47am
Loyal Friend and Staunch Retiree Advocate

APRIL 7, 2017: The news of Senator Ken Donnelly’s passing on April 2nd after an 8-month battle with brain cancer was met with great sadness on Beacon Hill, across the firefighter community and amongst our members.

Donnelly, a retired Lt. from the Lexington Fire Dept. was not only a Mass Retirees member, but maintained a close friendship and collaboration with our Association dating back three decades.

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Your guide to the most contentious parts of the GOP health-care plan

Mass Retirees - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:01pm

As printed by the Washington Post, March 24th.

Is the Republican health-care plan a return to freedom or a watered-down version of Obamacare? Will Republicans placate their base with a major legislative achievement, or will this be the party’s undoing for a generation of voters?

We’ve published the most incisive arguments from health experts and our columnists in the two weeks since Republicans unveiled this bill. As the debate reaches a climax, we’re giving you a guide to that commentary — pro and con, divided by subject matter:

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