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The Maine Association of Retirees (MAR) exists to protect and expand the rights and benefits of Maine retired teachers, state/county/municipal government employees, and to support a fiscally sound retirement system.

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Any public sector retiree is eligible to join MAR.

This includes:
Retired State employees, teachers, participating local district employees
Spouses and other benficiaries.

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Benefits include:

Advocacy in Augusta on issues that affect you

Connect with other public sector retirees

Tuition discount for Maine Senior College Network

Member Dental Benefit

Other membership discounts

... and more!

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Who we are

MAR is the voice of Maine public sector retirees. MAR represents several “generations” of retirees with diverse needs and interests. Many retirees continue to work, others are caring for older parents, or grandchildren. Our members give generously of their time as volunteers in a variety of organizations.

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Where are MAR Members?

Where are MAR Members?

Use this interactive map to see where our membership is throughout the US and Canada!

Starting March 1st, Sam’s Club will provide MAR Members with a $10.00 Gift Card in addition to the Welcome Package (over $100 in Instant Savings).

The only way to get the Welcome Package is to send your payment to MAR. You cannot go into your local Sam’s to get this special savings. If you have already enrolled, renewed or had your membership set up on auto-renew on your Sam’s Club Credit Card, you are not eligible for this year.

For NEW SAM’s members only:

  • Call 207-582-1960 to request an application to Sam’s Club
  • Mail the completed application along with your check made payable to SAM’s to MAR.

For Renewing Members:

  • Make your check made payable to SAM’s
  • Write your SAM’s Membership Number in the memo line of your check or send your renewal notice
  • Mail your check to MAR

You can now mail your payment directly to Sam’s Club!
You must send your payment to the attention of the Membership Coordinator and be sure to put a notation on your check that you are a member of MAR.

Current Membership Rates:
$45 for a Sam’s Savings Membership
$100 for a Sam’s Plus Membership

Make your check payable to: Sam’s Club

Write your Sam’s Club member ID in the memo line of your check (or enclose your renewal notice) and send to:
280 Maine Avenue
Farmingdale, ME 04344
For more information, contact the MAR business office.

MAR is pleased to announce our new partnership with Endless Vacation Rentals!.

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Now, exclusively for MAR members!
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Want to be up on the latest deals and savings?
Sign up today!

In the News :

2017 Cost-of-Living Adjustment

From the MePERS website

On August 10, 2017, MainePERS Board of Trustees adopted the 1.6% Consumer Price Index - Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rate compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on June 30, 2017, as the 2017 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for all pension plans to which it applies.

Eligible recipients will first see the COLA reflected in their September pension payment.

Eligible State/Teacher, Judicial, and Legislative retirement plan retirees will receive the 1.6% COLA on their benefit up to $21,474.70 (which is the 2017 base), or a maximum increase of $28.63/month. The 2018 COLA-base will increase by 1.6%, to $21,818.30. The total additional amount that will be paid to the eligible benefit recipients in these plans during the next 12 months as a result of the 2017 COLA is expected to be approximately $8,352,300.

Eligible Participating Local District – Consolidated Plan (PLD) retirees will receive a 1.6% COLA on their current benefit. The total additional amount that will be paid to the eligible benefit recipients in this plan during the next 12 months as a result of the 2017 COLA is expected to be approximately $2,056,925.

If you have any questions, please contact our office.

2017 MAR Regional Meetings



Door Prize Sponsors

We would like to acknowledge the following businesses who graciously donated to our door prizes for our Annual Meeting! When you stop in to shop there, please thank them for participating !

To all our sponsors!— Thank you!

See complete list including prize!

The Boomer Institute™ is a unique work initiative of Heart At Work Associates, created exclusively for professionals age 50+. Are you or someone you know among the majority of boomers planning to work past the traditional retirement age?

Are you motivated by a sense of purpose and meaning? Do flexible hours, less than full-time work, and opportunities to mentor and learn new skills appeal to you? The Boomer Institute is for you! If you want to explore meaningful paid work that meets your life stage needs and priorities, sign up to be one of the first to know when we launch this Spring. You will connect with an experienced career coach to help you clarify work options aligned with your skills and priorities and then match you with Maine employers.

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