Happy New Year!

By now MTA members should have received your copy of The Trooper, our magazine that is published biannually. The Trooper contains some great articles, including messages from Superintendent Pallozzi and MTA President Brian Blubaugh. Almost as important are the many advertisements, which give discounts to law enforcement personnel. If you have not received your copy, … Continued

Deaths, General

Death Notification – Retired Sgt. John C. Tormollen, Jr.

  We regret to inform you of the death of Retired Sergeant John C. Tormollen, Jr.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Retired  Sgt Tormollen’s family and friends at this difficult time. The following obituary was re-printed from Ruck Funeral Home, Towson, Maryland: On November 25, 2018, John C. Tormollen, loving husband of Diane Tormollen; … Continued


Membership Call to Action

All MTA Members: With early voting in Maryland beginning Thursday, October 25, 2018 – November 1, 2018 and Election Day November 6th, it is an important time to reach out to your candidates for State Senator and House of Delegates.  Whether by phone, email or letter, the MTA suggests asking your Senator or Delegate the … Continued


Retiree’s Prescription Plan News

The Maryland Troopers Association Executive Board and Lodge Presidents met Tuesday, October 16, 2018, for their monthly meeting.  Also present were Byron B. Warnken and Rebecca L. Smith, Attorneys for the MTA, and P. J. Hogan and John Bohanan of Cornerstone Government Affairs, lobbyists for the MTA.  Foremost on everyone’s minds was the Temporary Restraining … Continued


Benefits Update – Court Order Means Medicare Eligible Retirees Remain in Plan

The following information was obtained from the Department of Budget and Management Employee Benefits Division:  In response to the Court Order issued October 10th, prescription drug coverage for Medicare-eligible retirees and their dependents will extend beyond December 31, 2018.  This means impacted retirees do not have to enroll in the Medicare Part D Plan for … Continued


Medicare Part D – Law Suit

As promised, the MTA is committed to keeping their members up to date on news about the prescription drug issue facing many of our retired members.  ASCME posted the following on Facebook: Attention Maryland Public Employees! This is a great day for retirees- a temporary injunction has been granted against the State of Maryland in … Continued


MTA Benefits Coordinator Opening

The MTA has a part-time Benefits Coordinator position available.  The position is three days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with some flexibility.  The primary responsibility of the position is to maintain and update the membership database and files, process life insurance claims, and assist the Board of Directors with minor tasks involving membership information.   … Continued