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The Montgomery County Retired Employees' Association, Inc., (MCREA) is an association of individuals who have retired from Montgomery County (Maryland) Government or receive the benefits of its retirement plan.

Founded in 1977, MCREA was established as a non-profit organization, IRC 501 (c)(4), to represent the issues and concerns of Montgomery County Government retirees.


New CareFirst Member ID Cards for CATASTROPHIC policy holders

New CareFirst Member ID Cards for CATASTROPHIC policy holders ONLY has been sent out by CareFirst for the first time. This card is for the CATASTROPHIC health policy only and NOT your regular health insurance plan. Card looks identical to your regular health insurance card.  Direct any questions to the “Member Service” telephone number on the back of the new card.


2017 MCREA Annual Meeting Presentations: 

For the OHR presentation in pdf,
click here.

For the ERP PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Applications Needed to Fill 2018 Vacancy

Retiree representative is needed for the Board of Investment Trustees (BIT) and the Board of Trustees for the Consolidated Retiree Health Benefits Trust (CRHBT)

Deadline for letters of interest: December 15, 2017

Term - 3-year appointment (with a possible 3-year extension). The Boards meet once every two months or six times a year.

The meetings are from 8:30am – 12pm in Rockville, MD. 

MCREA will conduct interviews and select one person to recommend to the County Executive. If he approves our recommendation, the person’s name will be forwarded to the County Council for consideration and confirmation. 

See Fall newsletter for more information. 

Interested in being considered or need more information, email:  


Important for people turning 65 years old

Who – Social Security Administration (SSA) representatives will be conducting seminars for retirees and employees.

What – Information will be provided about Social Security, Medicare, and the SSA’s online services. Questions will be answered. 


All 2018 seminars will held from
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Where – Executive Office Building Lobby Level Conference Room. 

Call 240-777-8230 to register for a seminar. Or, use the link below to register; pick only one date. A reminder email will be sent to you a few days before the event.

Link: Social Security Seminars, click here.

Parking is available in the COB Parking Garage. Retirees will be provided with a Parking Authorization form at the end of the seminar to validate free parking.

Fossil Fuel Divestment – Update:

Re: Bill 44-16, Retirement-Fossil Fuel Investments-Restrictions

For more information about this, please click here.




All photographs are scenes in Montgomery County:
A Glen Road farm, McKee Beshers Wildlife Area, Swains Lock/C&O Canal, Brookside Gardens,
and Downtown Rockville Courthouse and Executive Office Building.

copyright 2014. Montgomery County Retired Employees' Association (MCREA). All rights reserved.