Fire Captain Joseph Kearns Re-Elected to Board

On January 15, 2020, Tewksbury Fire Captain Joseph Kearns was sworn in as the Third Elected Member of the Middlesex County Retirement Board.  PERAC Executive Director John Parsons administered the oath of office.  See our Newsflash for more details.

Forms 1099R Have Been Mailed

On January 17, 2020, members and beneficiaries who receive a pension, retirement allowance, or survivor’s allowance from the Middlesex County Retirement System were mailed a Form 1099R. For general information about the taxation of your benefits, click here.  Please be aware, however, that the retirement office is not able to provide specific tax advice.  For additional assistance, our benefit recipients are encouraged to contact a tax consultant.

2019 Fall Newsletter

The Fall 2019 Newsletter has been posted to the site.  Highlights of this issue include: a retirement checklist, understanding the benefit verification process, protecting yourself from telephone scams, the impact of divorce on your benefits, and a social security update.    You are also invited to complete a brief survey about our newsletter.   In an effort to help us help you, please click here and take a moment to answer a few questions about the newsletter and its distribution.

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

The Middlesex County Retirement Board is pleased to announce the last of its 2019 Pension Education Series: Understanding Your Public Pension and Social Security. We invite members of the MCRS and their families to attend 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” impact those benefits. To register, click on the link below.

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.





Cameron Senior Center, Westford

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.