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    How to read and understand your 2015 Annual Statement.

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  • 2015 Form 1099-R Update

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    A general outline of Judicial Retirement Benefits to follow. 

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  • 2014 Fall Seminar Schedule

    Spring Schedule Announced!

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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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  • 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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ATTENTION ACTIVE MEMBERS! 2015 Annual Statements Have Mailed!

If you are an active member of the Massachusetts State Employees’ Retirement System (“MSERS”) you will receive your Annual Statement in the mail during the next week or two. Your Annual Statement provides the balance in your annuity savings account as of December 31, 2015. Members who entered state service January 1, 2016 or later will not receive a statement this year. Click here for more information.


ATTENTION BENEFIT RECIPIENTS! The 2016 Benefit Verification Process has begun!

On 3/31/16, the 2016 Benefit Verification Forms (BVF) were mailed to all MSRB pension benefit recipients! Forms must be completed, signed and notarized and returned to the MSRB Post Office box by 4/29/16. Click here for all the details.

Please note: The  Member ID number on the form does NOT need to be verified as it is correct. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused! Thank you!
 


2016 PENSION PAYCHECK SCHEDULE

April pension checks will be mailed on Wednesday, April 27th and direct deposits will be made on Friday, April 29th (the last business day of the month) as scheduled. To download the complete 2016 Pension Paycheck Schedule Click here!


SPRING SEMINAR SCHEDULE

The Spring SMART Retirement & Beyond Seminar schedule is now available and registration is open. Venue seating is limited so be sure to register to secure your seat today! Spring Seminar Registration


ATTENTION RETIREES: DO YOU HAVE A NEW ADDRESS?

Be sure to notify the State Retirement Board if your mailing address has recently changed. Click the following link to download the Change of Address Form pdf format of Change of Address Form
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RETIREE eNEWS BULLETIN

The March/April issue of the Retiree eNews Bulletin is now available! Read it here!


1099-R UPDATE

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR RETIREE 1099-R RECIPIENTS


CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS TO OUR OFFICES.


SERVICE PURCHASE (BUY BACK) REQUESTS


PENSION ESTIMATE PERCENTAGE CHART

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 beginning on page 14.


ORP INFORMATION

Section 60 of the Pension Reform Act of 2011 (Chapter 176 of the Acts of 2011) allowed certain* ORP participants a one-time opportunity to change their retirement coverage to the Massachusetts State Employees’ Retirement System (MSERS). *Individual eligibility was confirmed when the participant received the official packet at their home address.

The most current ORP updates are posted on the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education's (DHE) website. Click the following link to view: ORP Information

Please direct your ORP queries to the DHE ORP email box: ORP@bhe.mass.edu

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.