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  • Advisor for active and retired members

    Advisor newsletters for June 2015 now online

    Retirees without e-mail addresses will also receive a copy in the mail

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  • Statement, insert and envelope

    Active and inactive members: Did you receive your 2014 annual statement?

    Review and update your beneficiary information as needed

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  • A pile of money in various denominations

    Are you due unclaimed funds?

    If you are a survivor, beneficiary, executor or executrix of a deceased MTRS member or benefit recipient, the MTRS may have unclaimed funds on account for you

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  • Bus with stop sign

    Retirees: Returning to work for a Massachusetts employer?

    Know the rules before you do

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  • State house building in Boston

    Pension Reform III affects all MTRS members

    Understand what it means for you

    Learn More »


The Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System is the largest of the Commonwealth’s 104 contributory retirement systems. We provide retirement, disability and survivor benefits to more than 88,000 active educators and 59,000 retirees and survivors. We’re glad to have you as a visitor and encourage you to browse often!

Catch up on the latest news—read the June 2015 issue of The Advisor!

Both active and retiree editions of our member newsletter, The Advisor, are now online. To be environmentally friendly and to reduce costs, we will mail The Advisor only to retirees for whom we don't have e-mail addresses in our system.

Advisor for active members, June 2015 pdf format of Advisor for active members, June 2015

Advisor for retirees, June 2015 pdf format of Advisor for retirees, June 2015

Active and inactive members: Did you receive your 2014 annual statement?

On June 18, our vendor mailed 2014 annuity savings account statements to our more than 107,000 active and inactive members. If you do not receive your account statement by Wednesday, July 8, please request a duplicate by phone (617-679-6877) or e-mail.

Dear Members, please bear with us during this extremely busy time!

If you're waiting to hear from us on a request for service, we ask that you please be patient. We received more than 20,000 service purchase applications after Pension Reform III, and the record-setting volume has caused lengthy processing delays. Although we had anticipated a temporary increase in the number of applications—and increased staffing levels accordingly—the volume simply and significantly exceeded our projections.

We are very sorry for any delay you may experience, and ask that you please bear with us during what is an extremely busy time for our staff. Thank you in advance for your understanding and continued patience.

NOTE: If you are retiring within the next four to six months and you have one or more service purchase applications currently pending with us, please let us know so that we may give your service purchase requests priority.