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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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MAR 2018 Regional Meeting Schedule

Time 9:00am -3:00pm 9:00am -3:00pm 9:00am -3:00pm 9:00am -3:00pm 9:00am -3:00pm
Date Tuesday Sept. 11 Thursday Sept. 13 Wednesday Sept. 26 Wednesday October 3 Wednesday October 10
Location Hampton Inn
Presque Isle
Jeff's Catering
Augusta Armory
Auburn Public Library
Keeley's Banquet Center
Register By Tuesday Sept. 4 Thursday Sept. 6 Wednesday Sept. 19 Tuesday Sept. 25 Tuesday
Oct. 2

MAR 2018 Informational Meeting Schedule

Skowhegan Skowhegan Public Library Sept. 5 10:00-11:30am
Rumford Rumford Public Library Sept. 5 2:30-4:00pm
Rockland Rockland Public Library Sept. 6 10:00-11:30am
Millinocket Millinocket Public Library Sept. 10 10:30-noon
Madawaska Town Office Boardroom Sept. 10 3:30-4:30pm
Houlton Houlton higher Ed Ctr, Rm 111 Sept. 11 3:30-4:30pm
Calais Calais Free Library Sept. 12 10:00-11:30am
Ellsworth Ellsworth Public Library Sept. 12 3:00-4:30pm
Brunswick Curtis memorial Library Oct. 2 10:00-11:30am

Winter 2018 Newsletter Correction

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.

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