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  • 2014 Fall Seminar Schedule

    Fall Seminar Schedule Announced!

    A retirement planning seminar exclusively for Massachusetts State Employees.

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  • 2015 Employee Retirement Incentive Program.  Click here to get all the facts.

    Looking for information about the 2015 ERIP?

    Click here to get all the facts!

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  • For the latest Board and retirement news, like us on Facebook.

    Breaking MSRB news delivered direct to your Facebook news feed!

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  • Service Purchase (Buy Back) Requests. Thank you for your continued patience!

    A message for those with a pending buy back request.

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  • The MSRB Retiree eNews Bulletin

    The MSRB Retiree eNews Bulletin

    Back issues of the Retiree eNews Bulletin are now available online!

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  • Optional Retirement Plan Information

    ORP Information

    Optional Retirement Program (ORP) UPDATE

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  • Lost Beneficiaries of Deceased Retirees. Please help us find beneficiaries of deceased retirees whose Option B benefits have not been claimed.

    Lost Beneficiaries of Deceased Retirees

    Please help us find beneficiaries of deceased retirees whose Option B benefits have not been claimed. 

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November pension checks will be mailed on Wednesday, November 25th and direct deposits will be made on Monday, November 30th as scheduled. To download the complete 2015 and/or 2016 Pension Paycheck Schedules Click here!

The November issue of the Retiree eNews Bulletin is now available! Read it here!




Click here for Retirement Percentage Chart pdf format of Pension Estimate Calculation Chart

Members can calculate their own retirement benefit estimate using the above Retirement Percentage Chart. Information on how benefits are calculated can be found in our Retirement Benefit Guide pdf format of Benefit Guide
beginning on page 14.


Last year, the Department of Higher Education received a favorable ruling from the Internal Revenue Service regarding implementation of Section 60 of the state's Pension Reform Act of 2011, thus providing the opportunity to re-evaluate choice of retirement plans: the ORP or the Massachusetts State Employee's Retirement System (MSERS). Please click on link for more information ORP Information

Please direct your ORP queries to the ORP email box:

**NEW** ORP ADVISORY - MAY 2014  pdf format of **NEW** ORP ADVISORY - MAY 2014

Click here to view the MSERS ORP Seminar Presentation pdf format of ORP SRB Presentation 2014
file size 1MB

PLEASE NOTE: Employees of the Massachusetts State Retirement Board cannot, and are not authorized to, advise you in any manner as to which plan is better suited for you. Please carefully review all materials that were mailed to you by the DHE. Certain plan provisions under the MSERS may not be applicable to transferring ORP participants.