Association of
Montana Retired Public Employees

We are an organization of retired Montana public employees who are concerned with retirement issues that affect the quality of life for all Montana public service retirees.





What We Do

  • Advocate with the Legislature and the Montana Public Employees Retirement Board
  • Employ a professional lobbyist to advocate for public retirees at the legislature
  • Attend legislative committee meetings and speak out for public retirees
  • Keep our membership informed about issues that affect our lives

What We’ve Accomplished

  • Supported one time pension increases (1985 – 1995)
  • In 1993 we supported a constitutional amendment to keep our retirement trust funds from being used for any other purpose.
  • Advocacy for the 1.5% Guaranteed Annual Benefit Adjustment (GABA) in 1997 and the GABA increase to 3% in 2001.
  • In 2009 we proposed and obtained passage of HB 315, which provides an inflationary adjustment to the base amount of pension and annuity income that is exempt from state income taxes.
  • In 2013 we filed a lawsuit and were granted a preliminary injunction that prevented the implementation of a reduction in the GABA for current retirees.
  • In 2015 the district court issued a permanent injunction and the lawsuit was settled without an appeal to the state supreme court.
  • Succeeded in convincing MPERA to return to mailing change of benefit notices to retirees.

Donate to AMRPE

Help AMRPE continue to protect your benefits

Join Us

The next meeting is on November 15, 2016 at 9:30 in the MPERA Board Room on 100 North Park Avenue. All are welcome to attend.


P.O. Box 603
Helena, MT 59624-0603
CMS Contractor Phone: 406.442.4934
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