Employer and member contributions along with long-term investment returns are essential to the sound funding of the defined benefit retirement programs administered by MainePERS. Read more about Investments.
MainePERS supports the legislature and other governing bodies through the implementation of laws and rules. Information on laws and rules about MainePERS plans and current and past legislation can be found here.
MainePERS is pleased to invite our members and retirees to register for the new online Member Portal! Information about the portal, what it offers, and how to register is available at Member Portal webpage. Already registered? Then you may access the Member Portal Login at the top of the MainePERS website.
While participation in the portal is optional, registering provides you with secure and convenient access to your MainePERS account information, including member statements, tax documentation, and beneficiary and group life insurance selections. You may also update your contact information through the portal. A complete list of portal features and frequently asked questions can be found on the Member Portal webpage.
A Word About Security
Providing you with secure access to your information is important to MainePERS, so multifactor authentication (MFA) is required for user registration and login. As part of that authentication process, access to a cellular or land-line telephone and/or email address is required to receive a unique verification code you will need to enter for a successful authentication and secure log in to the portal.
If you have not already registered for the Member Portal registration instructions are available to help you register and obtain secure, online access to your MainePERS account!
A large majority of members and retirees have asked for this service in member satisfaction surveys. MainePERS is excited now to offer this new service.
On January 11, 2024, under its rulemaking authority, the MainePERS Board of Trustees approved a one-time retroactive cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for eligible retirees who receive monthly payments through the Participating Local District (PLD) Consolidated Retirement Plan.
Eligible retirees will receive a payment equaling 0.5% of their yearly benefit for the period ending August 31, 2023. This one-time payment applies to retirees who were eligible for a cost-of-living adjustment in September 2023. It will not be included in the calculation of future benefit adjustments.
The additional one-time payment will be part of the retiree payroll processed in February. It may appear as a separate payment and retirees may receive an advice of deposit specific to this one-time payment.
MainePERS has temporarily revised its business hours to Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for reaching Member Services Representatives by telephone and in person lobby services.
MainePERS, similar to many organizations, is experiencing staffing challenges in the current labor market. This adjustment of our hours will allow our limited staff the opportunity on Fridays to focus on responding to pending member, retiree, and beneficiary requests in a more timely manner.
Contacting MainePERS via email remains an option through our MainePERS Directory and we continue to offer a secure email system via Zixmail for sending communications that include sensitive information.
For those who prefer to use the postal service, documents or forms may be mailed to MainePERS, P.O. Box 349, Augusta, ME 04332-0349. A secure drop box is also available at our lobby entrance to drop off any completed forms or other documents.
We look forward to assisting you.
Annual Statement of Compensation is due April 16, 2024. Click here for more information.
Information about recent rulemaking can be found here.
Click here to see a current list of MainePERS requests for proposals (RFPs).