MRSPA Legislation Program
Eliminating neglect and abuse assures safety and promotes independence for older adults. Effective state laws facilitate this, as do reliable communication options.
MRSPA seeks to protect defined benefit pensions. They contribute to the state economy and promote personal security. Full actuarial funding of the state system ensures sustainability of the fund and is in the best economic interest of all taxpayers.
Phishing scams and identity theft are of great concern to retirees. MRSPA supports all legislation that provides protection from such criminal activities.
Local school systems provide health benefits/ options for retired school personnel. Full state funding of education contributes to their ability to do this.
SUPPLEMENTAL PENSION FUNDING
Promised make-up contributions to the state pension system must be made as legislated. They are economically, legally, and morally important for all state taxpayers.
QUALITY OF LIFE
MRSPA supports services for adults that allow those wishing to age in place to do so. This includes programs such as adult day care and meals on wheels.
LONG TERM CARE
Legislation supporting long term care insurance encourages older adults to provide for their own care in advance. This benefits individuals, families, and the state.