Retirement Matters

State Employees Retirement Fund
Michigan Treasury Bureau of Investments

2022

October

An estimated 40 million Americans aged 50 and over have hearing loss and cope with the heavy social, emotional, and health issues that result. For example, hearing impairment can reduce your quality...

September

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), just enacted last month, is a historic legislative victory for seniors. Its importance is substantial and can’t be over stated...

August

Lower drug prices, a historic victory for seniors...

July

Read about new developments to address the Medicare deficit and lower prescription drug prices, and the market environment impacting global investments...

June

Count your blessings, including the improved pre-funding trends for pensions and health benefits; the solvency of Social Security and Medicare; and a lower Medicare Premium...

May

Hold on to your pocket book as challenges are coming your way. Read: key plans to sunset Social Security and Medicare, Medicare Advantage benefit denials, and rising cost...

March

Key developments on divesting Michigan investments in Russia, the invasion’s impact on inflation, and Social Security proposals boosting benefits....

February

Are you concerned about how inflation has impacted your buying power? Nationwide, much of the rise in inflation in 2021 has been due to price...

January

Outstanding news for your pension investments, utility savings, and Medicaid long-term home care...

2021

December

We’re rounding the corner with Social Security solvency, double-digit investment returns, and successful defined contribution plans...

October

Are you aware of how federal income tax credits may add to your refund? You may qualify if you have earned income and are also taking care of grandchildren or a disabled adult...

September

Congress is considering two bills to improve the nation’s infrastructure. The first bipartisan infrastructure bill, costing $1 trillion dollars, provides for...

August

This August, the Social Security program will celebrate its 86th anniversary of ensuring basic financial security to retirees and their families in their senior years. However, baseline Social Security benefits have not been expanded in the last fifty years...

June

Michigan is flush with unanticipated State revenues as the federal relief funds boost consumer spending, which increase sales tax revenues on goods purchased...

May

Stay informed on federal issues impacting Michigan retirees including Social Security, Earned Income Tax Credit, and Paid Family Leave...

April

The State of Michigan Investment Board (SMIB) met in March for its Quarterly Investment Review of the State of Michigan Retirement System...

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