Pre-Retired Teachers

MEA-Retired/NEA-Retired Membership and Benefits

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Membership Brochure!!!

Includes the benefits of membership and a membership application form. This form was updated on Sept. 1, 2019.

MEA-Retired  Affiliates

​  - 15 county affiliates

  - 1 higher ed. affiliate

Want to join a local affiliate? Go HERE

COVID-19 Information

AARP Maine: 
AARP Maine community events have been cancelled through April due to concerns about the coronavirus. They will reassess future events at that time.

They have links on their Facebook page to the AARP online Health page 
HERE and to the CDC page HERE and the Maine CDC HERE.

MAINE 211 

Need Answers to Questions About the Coronavirus? 

Go to the State-Wide 211 website HERE. There is information on how to text, call, or email a question about the virus and a lot more. 

Upcoming Events:

May 7, 2020
MEA-Retired Convention 
The Augusta Civic Center
(Registration Table opens at 8:30 AM, Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:00 AM the day of Convention)

Go to the calendar page for a current list of Board of Directors and Executive Board Meetings. (This page was updated on 11/2/19. Please note there has been a change in the Board of Directors meeting location since the first calendar was posted in June, 2019.)

MEA RA: May 16 and 17, 2020, at the Marriott Sable Oaks, South Portland.

​NEA-Retired Annual Meeting: June 28 and 29, 2020, Atlanta, Georgia.

NEA-Retired RA: July 4-7, 2020, Atlanta, Georgia. 

​What's New?


2020 Proposed Resolutions

If you would like to propose a resolution, use one of the forms on this page. Click here

Looking for information/or have questions about your health insurance or the wellness plans through MEA Benefits Trust? Click on the blue button, MEA Benefits Trust, at the top of this page.

NEA Member Benefits

Short Video

New Photos

Photos from our 67h Annual State Convention 

What's Important!

Change of Address


Use the buttons at the top of the page to find information and links on this site for: 

MEA-Retired Officers

​and a message from our President

The MEA-R Bylaws

About Our Website
     Our website is here to provide information and links for active teachers who are preparing for retirement. Preparation for retirement takes thoughtful planning many months ahead so that you do not experience an interruption in your financial security. If you are considering retirement, we have provided links under the "Pre-Retired Teachers" button to information that will assist you in your transition from employment to retirement. 
     As an active teacher planning for retirement, or a retiree who is not yet a member of MEA-R, we also want you to know the benefits of membership. Membership pays! Check out the benefits of membership with this state-wide retired teacher organization that has 16 county affiliates and 1 higher education affiliate. 
     For our current MEA-Retired, we have provided links to information that will help make your retirement years more fulfilling and enjoyable. 

MEA-Retired Disclaimer:

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by MEA-Retired, and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of MEA-Retired. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, MEA-Retired takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Consumer Price Index/Inflation Rate Ticker

!!EXCITING NEWS!! MEA-Retired will be launching a new streamlined website at the end of March, and we will be located at one address. Please use The new site will be more secure for you to use, and will continue to be easy to find. Our current site will continue to be available until March 23. Please be patient with us as we make the transition to the new site. We are working hard to make this a smooth transition.


Important Message to Affiliate Presidents from Kay Grindall: 
Good morning, Friends, 
I have consulted with MEA President Grace Leavitt and Executive Director Paula Voelker regarding the following announcement:

Given the demographics of MEA-Retired meetings, I recommend that we postpone affiliate meetings for the next two weeks to see if the the virus peaks and starts to descend in its severity. 

We will make another announcement on Friday, March 27.

Thank you for your understanding and may you and your families remain safe and healthy.
Kay Grindall, President

Legislative Activity

(updated 2/28/20, time sensitive)

LD 178 Passes in Committee!

LD 178, a bill in the state legislature that would lift the amount paid towards health care for retired educators in the MainePERS system, has been voted on in the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, and received bipartisan support. Please contact your representatives and encourage them to support LD 178 when it is being voted on in the House and Senate.


LD 1104 is law. See letter from John Kosinski here

(Updated 1/15/2020)

The Clarion

A bi-monthly publication of the MEA-Retired for its members



      and Shirts​!!

See the June Issue of The CLARION, page 5, for an order form.



​​Change of Address Notification and Membership Services

If you need to change your address or need other membership services, you will find contact information HERE

Maine Education Association Retired



~Promoting the economic, professional and social welfare of retired educators.