About the Association of Montana Retired Public Employees ARMPE

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.

Photographer Credits

Dan Nichols: Sleeping Giant, Canoe with Moon
Tara Comfort: Smith River, Arrowleaf balsamroot & Bee
Steve Barry: Fall Yellowstone County
Palmer Moe: Jon on the Swan river
Mike Murphy: Black Bear
Susan Brueggeman Foster: St Mary’s Peak

Join Us

The next meeting is on November 20th, 2018 at 9:30 AM  100- PERA Office, 2nd Floor Conference Room. All are welcome to attend.


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