MSRB's Educational Video Library (MSRB)

Understanding your Benefits Tutorial Videos

In an effort to provide enhanced Massachusetts State Employees' Retirement System (MSERS) member services, the Massachusetts State Retirement Board (MSRB) is pleased to provide this Educational Video Library. This media-based digital learning opportunity enables MSRB staff to provide its members with the ability to get their retirement questions answered 24/7 via short video clips. We hope MSERS members will consider this a quick, convenient and truly informative way to learn about general information related to their pension benefit.

The first MSRB educational video series is titled Understanding your Benefits, and it will include an in-depth explanation into the various aspects of the MSERS pension benefit. In the coming months MSRB staff will continue producing videos on a wide range of topics regarding your pension benefits, so check back here for new videos. Also, new videos will be announced on our Facebook and Twitter pages as soon as they become available, so be sure you are following us!

You can also check out our YouTube channel to get updates on new videos as they go live.

Understanding Your Benefits

Videos for Active Members

How to Apply for Superannuation Retirement

How to Find Our Boston Office

Videos for Retirees and Survivors

How to Change Your Address

How to Change Your Direct Deposit Information

How to Change Your W-4P Tax Information

Videos for Employers

How to Fill Out the Commonwealth Agency New Member Enrollment Form


Do you have a question about your pension benefit that you'd like to see explained in a video? If so, send us an email here!


Educational Materials Disclaimer

The Massachusetts State Retirement Board (MSRB) posts educational materials on its website and social media channels for the convenience of members of the Massachusetts State Employees’ Retirement System (MSERS). These educational materials include videos, electronic content, booklets, handouts, slide shows, and other materials distributed in conjunction with presentations MSRB staff may have made.

Please note that these educational materials are current as of their date of publication. Anyone utilizing these educational materials subsequent to their date of publication is responsible for making sure the content is completely up to date in all respects as it may apply to their specific circumstances.

These educational materials should not be construed as, nor are they intended to be advice regarding the potential retirement benefits of any member of the MSERS. The information contained in educational materials is not intended as a substitute for the Massachusetts General Laws or the regulations and policies of the MSRB.

MSERS members are solely responsible for making their own retirement benefit decisions. Therefore the MSRB strongly recommends that if you are within 120 days to your retirement date, contact the MSRB to speak with one of our retirement counselors and start planning your retirement. The MSRB also strongly recommends that you plan your retirement and that you file at least 30 days in advance of leaving your employment. Certain retirement options will not be available to you once you stop working. To contact the State Retirement Board call 617-367-7770 (Boston Office), 413-730-6135 (Springfield Office) or 800-392-6014 (in MA only).