October 2017 eNews

Redesigned MSRB Website is Now Live!

Here is the full link to the main MSRB landing page:


Recently, MassIT completely redesigned their Mass.gov website. Because our website is hosted on Mass.gov, the MSRB and most Treasury websites were also completely redesigned and are now live.

At the MSRB, we’re committed to providing you with the best online user experience we can, and to give you the answers you’re looking for as soon as possible. Updates to the new website will continue as needed. If you would like to share your feedback, please send us an email to MSRBCommunications@tre.state.ma.us.  We are very interested in receiving your feedback and look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

Calling All Retirees to Complete GIC Member Survey

The Group Insurance Commission hopes you are enjoying your retirement and would like to hear from you about your experience with the health plans they provide! Please take a few minutes to complete a confidential member survey. Please click on the link below and enter the password to get started and note that your responses will be anonymous. Thank you in advance for your participation. If you have any trouble accessing the site, please contact Willis Towers Watson at EmployeeSurveySupport@willistowerswatson.com

Survey Link

Survey Password:

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Please e-mail your request and/or comments to MSRBCommunications@tre.state.ma.usWe look forward to hearing from you!

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Contact us:

Boston Office:
Downtown Crossing
One Winter Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Springfield Office:
436 Dwight Street, #109A
Springfield, MA 01103

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Walk-In Counseling Hours:
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tel: 617-367-7770

Did You Know?

You can opt out of mailed paper pension payment statements! Your full statements are accessible to you online via PayInfo. Click here to access PayInfo.

Important Update About the Equifax Data Breach

You may be aware that Equifax, a credit reporting company, has been in the news a lot lately due to a recent data breach. According to Equifax, after a thorough investigation, they determined that the personal information of approximately 145.5 million U.S. consumers, including up to 3 million Massachusetts residents, may have been compromised.

Am I Impacted?

Equifax has set up a website that you can visit to determine if in fact you were impacted. Visit the website and click on the button titled “Am I Impacted?” (shown below) and follow the instructions.

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For consumers with additional questions, Equifax has established a dedicated call center. The phone number is 866-447-7559, and it is available every day (including weekends) from 7:00 a.m. — 1:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Massachusetts Residents

Massachusetts residents seeking more information can also visit the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office website.

Please note: The Enterprise Cybersecurity Office serves Commonwealth agencies and organizations to secure the IT infrastructure, networks, and data that state employees rely on every day. They also serve constituents to keep personal information secure and protect against cybersecurity threats.

In order to address the rapidly-evolving nature of cybersecurity dangers, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts pursues the vigorous advancement of technical and policy protection capabilities to identify and mitigate all threats to our systems.

Did you receive this Retiree eNews Bulletin as a forwarded e-mail from a friend? If you are a MSERS retiree and would like to receive your own monthly Retiree eNews Bulletin, send your e-mail address to us at MSRBCommunications@tre.state.ma.us

Note: Please include your full name and either your MSRB I.D. or the last four digits of your Social Security Number, and request that we add it to our distribution list.

Have you, or are you, planning to move? If so, be sure to notify the Board of your address change! Retirees who already have summer and winter addresses on file with the Board can call us to request the address update. Otherwise, you'll need to notify the Board in writing. You can download our Change of Address form here!