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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!.

Endless Vacation Rentals® is part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, one of the largest and most trusted names in hospitality across the globe. Endless Vacation Rentals makes it easy, convenient and affordable to search for and book resort vacations by providing access to more than 200,000 resort rentals in desirable destinations in nearly 100 countries.

Now, exclusively for MAR members!
Check out the special deals

Want to be up on the latest deals and savings?
Sign up today!

Public Hearing LD650

Listen to the Public Hearing that was held on March 24th:


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!

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About the GPO/WEP - NEW!!

CIGNA Vision Plan Through MAR

PROPOSED ** CIGNA VISION RATES - anticipated start date of 7/1/2017
**need 500 particpants
The monthly rates will be:

Plan Price
Single Person $6.93
Two Person $13.25
Family $21.51

These rates are guaranteed for 2 years!

Coverage includes:
  • Our vision plan year will run from July 1 through June 30 each, it will not follow a normal calendar year.
  • Premiums will be deducted from your your monthly MePERS benefit payment.
  • The same basic guidelines for both Vision and Dental plans
  • Open Enrollment will be held only once a year. If you do not sign up now, you will not be allowed to enroll or make changes to your plans for the next 12 months unless you have a "Qualifying Event."

If you want to enroll in the Cigna Vision Plan your application must application must be receive in our office NO LATER than June 3rd. We need to determine if there are enough members signed up to start on July 1st. Remember, if there are not 500 applicants, MAR will not be able to offer the program. Cigna will guarnatee the same rates for the Vision Plan for 2 years!

Please call us today at 1-(800)-535-6555 or (207) 58201960 to get the application. See the flyer for more details.

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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Hannaford's Gift Cards!

We are now selling Hannaford gift cards! If you normally purchase gift cards for the holidays or for gifts for others, keep us in mind! We will be selling Hannaford gift cards in $25.00 increments. Please use the order form to purchase yours today