The Retired Public Employees of New Mexico (RPENM) has been serving New Mexico's retired public employees since 1962. Our membership comes from every community in New Mexico and all over the United States. Our Mission is to give a voice to all retired public employees. We provide members with valuable benefits, newsletters, annual meetings and chapters throughout the state. PERA retirees, their beneficiaries, and active PERA members are all eligible to join RPENM. Dues are only $24.00/year!
On December 19, 2013, the New Mexico Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Senate Bill 115, which reduced the cost of living adjustment (COLA) for current and future retirees, did not violate the New Mexico Constitution.
The Court held that the Legislature had the authority to modify the COLA in order to protect the fiscal stability of the ERB retirement fund. The full text of the Court's ruling in Bartlett v. Cameron can be accessed at the New Mexico Compilation Commission website: http://www.nmcompcomm.us/nmcases/NMSCSlip.aspx.
Join us on our inaugural travel excursion! There is room for only 50 people – sign up soon so you do not miss out on the fun. Non-RPENM members are allowed if registering with an RPENM member. You can register by either filling out the registration form and mailing it in or online. Both registration methods can be found at:
Many retirees have questions about the impact of health care reform (Affordable Care Act) on their retiree health care. NM Retiree Health Care Authority has provided us basic information about the impact on NMRHCA members - most specifically about the exchanges.
Please see the attached article - Health Care Reform in 2014.docx
> Lobbied for and supported recent legislation that will reach toward PERA’s goal of being as close to 100% funded as possible by the year 2041.
> Led the effort to pass Constitutional Amendment 4 in 1998, protecting PERA's assets from political raids.
> Worked to establish the New Mexico Retiree Health Care Authority (NMRHCA).
> Secured two elected PERA retiree board members. Continue to work with PERA to ensure good legislation and security of the PERA fund.
> Partnered with NMRHCA and the Association of Education Retirees (AER), our peer on the teacher's side, to lobby the legislature and sue the governor to keep them from changing NMRHCA without the appropriate planning or studies.
> Provide many member-only benefits and discounts to RPENM members.
Yes, we have taken action and will continue to take action in the future, but please remember one thing: PERA and the NMRHCA were both created by legislative action and can be changed, for good or bad by legislative action.
For more information please contact our Executive Director at:
PO Box 20607
Albuquerque NM 87154-0607
or (505) 280-8459