MPSERS election deadline this Friday, despite restraining order

Members have until 5 p.m. this Friday--Oct. 26--to make their decision regarding what retirement options or retiree health benefits they want. Right now, even though a temporary restraining order (TRO) is in place pushing back the deadline for MPSERS members, MEA is recommending members still make their choices by the Oct. 26 deadline because the Michigan Supreme Court is still considering whether the Oct. 26 deadline will apply.

In her ruling on the TRO, Michigan Court of Claims Judge Rosemary Aquilina stated that any choices members made could be rescinded or changed if the law is found to be unconstitutional. It's now up to the Supreme Court to decide the deadline.

Remember that in order to even be eligible to make a retirement choice, you must have an miAccount number. Go to www.michigan.gov/ors to set up your account.

MEA will keep you updated on any court decisions. Go to www.mea.org/retirement for the latest news and information.