Slideshow Featured Content

  • Introducing MARIS

    MARIS is replacing the Board's 40-year-old computer system.

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  • 2015 Retirement Board Member Election

    2016 Retirement Board Member Election

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  • Click here to see the first video clip!

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  • Click here if you're a member of the Judiciary.

    A general outline of Judicial Retirement Benefits to follow. 

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  • 2014 Fall Seminar Schedule

    Fall Schedule Announced!

    A retirement planning seminar exclusively for Massachusetts State Employees.

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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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  • 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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MSRB OFFICE CLOSED JANUARY 16th, 2017

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Office of the State Retirement Board will be closed on Monday, January 16th, 2017.


NOTICE OF 2016/2017 PENSION RESERVES INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (PRIM)BOARD ELECTION

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws c.32, §23 (2A)(a), the Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (PRIM) will conduct a regularly scheduled election for the Massachusetts State Employees’ Retirement System representative on the PRIM board. The elected member will serve for a three-year term without compensation beginning July 20, 2017.

Nomination papers became available on November 14, 2016 at the Retirement Board’s offices, One Winter St., 8th FL, Boston; 436 Dwight Street, Room 109A, Springfield; or via this website below.

Completed nomination papers must be received at the Retirement Board’s offices on or before 5:00 p.m., January 24, 2017.

1. 2016-2017 PRIM Election Notice  pdf format of 2016-2017 PRIM Election Notice

2. 2016/2017 PRIM Election Schedule pdf format of 2016-2017 PRIM Election Schedule

3. 2016/2017 PRIM Election Procedures pdf format of 2016-2017 PRIM Election Procedures

4. 2016/2017 PRIM Nomination Paper pdf format of 2016-2017 PRIM Nomination Paper

 


INTRODUCING MARIS!

Click here to learn about MARIS.


INCREASED BENEFIT REQUESTS BEING MANAGED BY RETIREMENT BOARD

We at the State Retirement Board understand that you may have a pending benefit transaction or retirement application submitted with us and are anxious to know the status of your individual request. Click here for more information


PENSION PAYCHECK CALENDARS

January pension checks will be mailed on Friday, January 27th and direct deposits will be made on Tuesday, January 31st, as scheduled. Click the following link to view the Pension Paycheck Calendar!

Download Now: 2017 Pension Paycheck Calendar


FORM 1099-R UPDATE

1099-R forms will be mailed out before the end of January. Please watch for it in your mail. Be sure to notify the State Retirement Board of any change of address. Click here to download the MSRB's Change of Address form. For additional information on understanding your Form 1099-R, please click here.


HOW TO CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS, DIRECT DEPOSIT, W-4P TAX INFORMATION VIDEO

In episode 3 of Understanding Your Benefits, we explain for retirees how to complete and file a Change of Address request, change of Direct Deposit Information, and a change of W-4P Federal Tax Withholding amount with the retirement board. To view the video, Click here.


RETIREE eNEWS BULLETIN

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


DO YOU NEED HELP FINDING OUR BOSTON OFFICE?

Directions to our Boston Office location can be found here, otherwise you'll want to watch the MSRB's newest video, How to find our Boston office! It will show, and explain to you, how to find our exact location within the heart of Downtown Crossing in Boston. Please take a look and let us know what you think! Email your feedback to MSRBCommunications. We look forward to hearing from you.


VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Questions related to eligibility and time lines for the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program for Executive Branch Employees should be directed to your individual agency Human Resources Office. Information may also be found at http://www.mass.gov/anf/


SERVICE PURCHASE (BUY BACK) REQUESTS


PENSION ESTIMATE PERCENTAGE CHARTS

Members can calculate their own retirement benefit estimate using the appropriate Retirement Percentage Chart below.

Click here if you were HIRED PRIOR TO 4/2/2012.

Click here if you were hired ON OR AFTER 4/2/2012

Information on how benefits are calculated can be found in our Retirement Benefit Guide pdf format of MSERS Retirement Guide
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.