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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!


In the News :


Have you noticed that your January MainePERS benefit payment is less than last month?

State of Maine income tax withholding was wrong for many, but not all, benefit recipients who have Maine income tax withheld. MainePERS is contacting affected members by mail or telephone. If you receive a call from MainePERS, please know it is not a scam. They will not ask you for any personal information.

If you were affected by this error, MainePERS will issue a refund as soon as possible of the amount due to you and not paid. Refunds will be either by direct deposit or by paper check if you still receive a paper check. They will follow up in writing with details of your refund, including the payment date, as soon as we can.

Check the MainePERS website for updates.

If you think this error may have affected your benefit payment and do not receive a phone call or letter in the next few days, you may contact MainePERS at (207) 512-3100 or 1 (800) 451-9800.

About the GPO/WEP - NEW!!

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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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!
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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!

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Action on Social Security Windfall & Offset Provisions

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