The Minnesota Retired State Employees Association (MRSEA) was formed in the late 1940's, and has been serving retired Minnesota state employees ever since.

We are the only organization made up of and concerned solely with retired state employees and their benefits. The Association is managed by a 15 member board of directors elected by members. We respond to needs and concerns of members. This is accomplished with newsletters, by testifying at legislative hearings, and by informing legislators and other elected officials of our concerns. Statewide general membership meetings are held each Spring and Fall. Our over 8,000 members are not only from the group normally thought of as state employees, but we also come from such diverse groups as retired state legislators, judges, highway patrol and retired employees from the University of Minnesota, metropolitan agencies and others.


 2016 Open Enrollment is set for October 27 thru November 4, 2015.  MRSEA will again partner with MMB (Minnesota Management & Budget) and the insurance carriers to bring you "Open Enrollment Insurance Meetings for Retirees" as we have in the last few years.  Meetings will be held in the Metro Area, as well as Greater Minnesota the last week in October into the first week of November.  These meetings are free and do not require registration.



October 27, 2015

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

MnDOT – Mankato

2151 Bassett Drive

Mankato, MN 56001


October 28, 2015

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

MSRS Building, Rm 106

60 Empire Drive

St. Paul, MN 55103


October 29, 2015

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Rochester Public Library

101 Second St SE

Rochester, MN 55904


October 30, 2015

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Southdale Public Library

7001 York Avenue South

Edina, MN 55435


November 2, 2015

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

MSRS Building, Rm 106

60 Empire Drive

St. Paul, MN 55103


November 3, 2015

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Brainerd Fire Department

23 Laurel Street

Brainerd, MN 56401


November 4, 2015

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

MnDOT - Duluth

1123 Mesaba Avenue

Duluth, MN 55811




If you are retired, but not a member, we urge you to join. Contact our Business Office toll free at 1 (877) 487-0402, for full information about membership.

Note: We are a private nonprofit association. Please do not confuse us with the Minnesota State Retirement System - the state agency which sends us our monthly pension checks.

United to advocate for the well being of state retirees by:

  • Monitoring the deliberations of the legislature and the Minnesota State Retirement System Board of Directors; and responding as appropriate to promote, protect and enhance retiree interests.
  • Maintaining working relationships with other retiree organizations
  • Promoting social activities through local sub chapters and statewide meetings
  • Advocating for the affordability of state retiree health and long term care benefits