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127th Maine
Legislative Session
2016 Legislative Update

2015 Legislative Update

ESG Task Force Progress Report
Prior Legislative
Session Information

2014 PLD Consolidated Plan Changes

2013 Program Evaluation Report

Proposed Plan 2 Implementation Report
Proposed Pension Plan Draft Legislation

New Pension Plan Design and Implementation Plan
Additional Pension Information and Reports

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2017 Cost-of-Living Adjustment

On August 10, 2017, MainePERS Board of Trustees adopted the 1.6% Consumer Price Index - Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rate compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on June 30, 2017, as the 2017 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for all pension plans to which it applies.

Eligible recipients will first see the COLA reflected in their September pension payment.

Eligible State/Teacher, Judicial, and Legislative retirement plan retirees will receive the 1.6% COLA on their benefit up to $21,474.70 (which is the 2017 base), or a maximum increase of $28.63/month.  The 2018 COLA-base will increase by 1.6%, to $21,818.30.  The total additional amount that will be paid to the eligible benefit recipients in these plans during the next 12 months as a result of the 2017 COLA is expected to be approximately $8,352,300.

Eligible Participating Local District – Consolidated Plan (PLD) retirees will receive a 1.6% COLA on their current benefit.  The total additional amount that will be paid to the eligible benefit recipients in this plan during the next 12 months as a result of the 2017 COLA is expected to be approximately $2,056,925.

You can read more about eligibility requirements and how your plan implements this COLA at
http://mainepers.org/2017 COLA.htm.  You can also call our office at 800-451-9800 and speak with one of our service representatives.


 Rulemaking Update:  For information on the latest rulemaking update, click here.

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