1099-R statements were mailed on Monday, January 26, 2015. If you do not receive your 1099-R statement by Friday, February 13, 2015 please call the MSRB. Be sure to notify the State Retirement Board of any change of address. Our change of address form can be found here . For additional information on understanding your Form 1099-R, please click here.
2015 PENSION PAYCHECK SCHEDULE
Due to the winter storm, January’s monthly retirement checks were mailed on Monday, January 26, 2015.
Direct deposits will be deposited on Friday, January 30th as scheduled.
To download the complete 2015 Pension Paycheck Schedule Click here!
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: ORP@bhe.mass.edu
Click here to view the MSERS ORP Seminar Presentation 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.
What is MSERS?
The Massachusetts State Retirement Board administers the Massachusetts State Employees’ Retirement System (MSERS) for state employees and certain other employees of public entities. The Board also administers the former Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Employees’ Retirement System and benefits for members of the Judiciary. The MSERS is a contributory defined benefit retirement system governed by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 32. The system provides retirement, disability, survivor, and death benefits to members and their beneficiaries. This governmental plan is a Code section 401(a) retirement plan under Code section 414(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, established and maintained for the employees of the Commonwealth.
Membership in the system is mandatory for nearly all state employees who are employed on a part-time (minimum half time) or full-time permanent basis.