To: All Massachusetts NCEU Members
If you have service with any state employing agency and you want to have that time count for retirement credit, you may want to get your application to the State Retirement Board prior to April 1, 2013. If you get your application in prior to April 1, 2013, your interest rate for buyback is 4.125%. After April 1 2013, that rate will increase to 8.25% retroactively. The “BuyBack Form” is attached below.
You may access the following link: www.mass.gov/treasury/retirement/state-board-of-retire/forms-and-publications.html. Contract service remains at 4.125%. City/town service can be requested to be bought back as well.
For members east of Worcester, please mail the buyback request form to the State Retirement Board, One Winter Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA. 02108. You may contact the board directly at 617-367-7770 or 800-392-6014.
For western mass members, you may also contact our regional office located at 436 Dwight Street, #109A, Springfield, Ma. at 413-730-6135 ext. 385 for additional questions. More importantly, if you have time you wish to buy back, do not wait. Complete your application and directly fax to 413-730-6139.
State Board of Retirement BuyBack Request Form.pdf