Join MARSP

MARSP is here for you.

MARSP is committed to being the premier advocate for all retired school personnel. We make certain that our members’ voices and views are heard in Lansing. MARSP is your lobbying partner on critical issues impacting retirees and an authority on the MPSERS pension and healthcare system.

Why Become a Member?

Five important reasons to become a member:

Advocacy – MPSERS Pension and health care advocates. We are working daily to protect your benefits.

Learning – Annual conferences, training workshops, and seminars that keep MARSP members informed.

Community – We represent ALL public school retirees – and ONLY public school retirees.

Resources – MARSP keeps members up to date through

VANGUARD – a quarterly newsletter, Vision – a monthly e-newsletter, and webinars.

Discounts – We offer “members-only” discounts on a variety of products and services.

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Expertise spans more than six decades

For nearly 70 years, MARSP has been the only organization totally dedicated to promoting and supporting the rights and needs of retired public school personnel and serving as their legislative voice.

Today, the association has more than 100 chapters in Michigan, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, and Tennessee. MARSP has more than 35,000 members in Michigan and throughout the U.S.

Our success is due in large part to grassroots member involvement from retirees like you.
Get involved today and stay informed.

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MARSP Membership Benefits

Your MARSP membership gives you access to a wealth of resources, expert and knowledgeable advocates, member-only discounts, and a network of peers just like you.

Resources

Your MARSP membership includes access to resources that will help you along your retirement journey.

Advocates

MARSP fights for you and fights to keep your benefits safe.

Discounts

Your MARSP membership can make your purchases in retirement easier and more cost-effective

      • Travel
      • Computer
      • Phone
      • Insurance

Learning

Your MARSP membership comes with learning and training opportunities to help you understand and navigate retirement.

Community

Being part of MARSP means being part of a community of retired school personnel who are here for each other.

      • Connect with colleagues and friends
      • Volunteer opportunities

MARSP Membership Discounts

MARSP members enjoy member-only discounts on insurance, travel, retail, and more.

   

Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA) is now offering member-only discounts to MARSP members.  Enjoy savings with Apple, Dell, hotels, rental cars, and thousands of online discounts!  Access to these valuable discounts is included with your MARSP membership. 

Membership Options

MARSP offers several membership options:

Annual Membership

Eligibility

Regular membership in MARSP shall be open to (1) all retired annuitants of the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS); (2) spouses of living retired annuitants, and the annuitant spouses of deceased members of that system; and (3) non-MPSERS retired annuitants who submit conclusive evidence of (a) bona fide retirement status and (b) not less than ten (10) complete years of service in Michigan tax-supported educational institutions upon payment of either the annual or life membership dues in effect at the time of application.

Cost

MARSP state dues are only $35 per year and local dues average $5 per year.  See the MARSP Local Chapter Dues Schedule for specific local chapter dues. MARSP also offers an auto-renew option for members to automatically renew dues annually with a credit card (valid email address is required for this option). 

**Special dues rates:

  • All current MARSP members age 85 or older are offered annual memberships with reduced dues.
  • Any member in good standing having attained the age of 100 shall be granted honorary membership at no cost.

Lifetime Membership

Eligibility

Regular membership in MARSP shall be open to (1) all retired annuitants of the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS); (2) spouses of living retired annuitants, and the annuitant spouses of deceased members of that system; and (3) non MPSERS retired annuitants who submit conclusive evidence of (a) bona fide retirement status and (b) not less than ten (10) complete years of service in Michigan tax-supported educational institutions upon payment of either the annual or life membership dues in effect at the time of application.

Cost

The MARSP State Lifetime Membership is one payment of $700.  Several local chapters also offer lifetime memberships. Please contact the chapter in your local area for more information.

Associate Membership

Eligibility

Associate membership in MARSP shall be open to school employees, and other persons interested in the purposes and programs of MARSP.

Cost

MARSP state dues are only $35 per year and local dues average $5 per year. See the MARSP Local Chapter Dues Schedule for specific local chapter dues.

Five important reasons to become a member:

  • Advocacy – MPSERS Pension and health care advocates.  We are working daily to protect your benefits.
  • Learning – Annual conferences, training workshops, and seminars that keep MARSP members informed.
  • Community – We represent ALL public school retirees – and ONLY public school retirees.
  • Resources – MARSP keeps members up to date through VANGUARD – a quarterly newsletter, Vision – a monthly e-newsletter, and webinars.
  • Discounts – We offer “members-only” discounts on a variety of products and services.

Three Easy Ways to Join

Mail:MARSP
PO Box 23214
Lansing, MI 48909-2314
MARSP Membership Form (PDF Fillable Form)MARSP Auto-Renew Authorization Form
Web: Click here to join online
Phone:517-337-1757 or 888-960-4022

Interested in learning more about MARSP?


We would be happy to discuss membership benefits with you.