News

2018 Fall Newsletter

The Fall 2018 Newsletter has been posted to the site.  Highlights of this issue include: how the System’s assets are accumulated as well as its investment performance over the years, health insurance premium exclusions for public safety retirees, why active members should have a current Beneficiary Selection Form on file, a social security update and an explanation of superannuation retirement benefits. We salute PERAC Executive Director Joe Connarton, who will retire at the end of this year. We remember former Board Member, Larry Driscoll, who passed away in November.

Register Now for the Pension Education Series: Understanding Your Public Pension and Social Security

The Middlesex County Retirement Board is pleased to present to members of the MCRS and their families our popular seminar on public employee retirement benefits and the basics of Social Security, including up to date information on how the “Windfall Elimination Provision” and “Government Pension Offset” impacts those benefits.  To register for our next session, please click here.

This session is important for your financial planning, whether you are a new member, a vested mid-career member, or nearing retirement. Topics include the retirement benefit calculation formula, health insurance, taxes, working after retirement, cost-of-living adjustments and how your retirement benefits interact with Social Security.  By attending this seminar you will learn more about one of your most valuable assets. We look forward to having you join us.

Locations

Dates

Hudson Town Hall

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Chelmsford Senior Center

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

2018 Spring Newsletter and Survey

The Spring 2018 Newsletter has been posted to the site.  Highlights of this issue include information for post-retirement work in the public sector, survivor benefit options for active members, and a social security update. In our retiree spotlight, we feature retired Chelmsford Police Lt. Gail Beaudoin.

Please take a moment to complete a brief survey about our newsletter.  All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of Boston Red Sox tickets donated by one of our members.  For a chance to see the Boston Red Sox take on the Miami Marlins on August 28th, please click here and complete the survey.  All entries received by Tuesday, August 7th will be entered into the drawing.

Regional Training Program Announced

The Middlesex County Retirement Board is pleased to announce it is hosting a regional training program, Understanding Your Public Pension and Social Security, at the Buck Auditorium in Billerica Town Hall on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m..  This is the second of six regional training programs that are planned this year.  This free, two-hour regional meeting will provide MCRS members employed in the towns of Billerica, North Reading, Tewksbury and Wilmington with important information regarding your public employee retirement benefits and the basics of Social Security.  We hope you can join us at this program or one of our future programs.

 

Locations

Dates

Ashland Senior Center

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ayer Town Hall

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hudson Town Hall

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Chelmsford Senior Center

Wednesday, November 7, 2018