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.
We have redesigned our site to offer our members a better experience. Please take a few moments to explore the various sections, as some of the information, forms and other content may have moved. If you are having trouble locating a specific item, please use the search bar at the top of this page.
Some members approaching retirement age have received emails at work that mention MainePERS and offer to help with retirement benefits. Recently they have come from the email address [email protected] and say at the bottom of the email that they are from Fed Resource of San Diego, CA. Please know that these emails have no association with MainePERS, and MainePERS neither works with the firms sending these emails nor endorses them. These sort of contacts typically come from business organizations that seek to make money by providing services to you or referring you to another business for a fee from that business.
We can answer any questions about the retirement benefits MainePERS administers for you.
We are doing our part to help you stay safe and healthy while conducting your MainePERS business. This means our lobby hours may change throughout the winter based on the general health risk indexes reported by the Maine CDC.
During those periods where our lobby is closed, our foyer will remain open between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. as an easy, secure and safe way to hand deliver information to us. Masks are required to enter the foyer. Hand sanitizer is available on a table along with pens.
We do encourage the use of mail or secure email for most of your MainePERS business. We are providing postage paid return envelopes to make it easier for you to use the mail and secure email if you prefer electronic communication.
Thank you for staying safe and helping us to stay healthy so we can be here for your retirement needs. Please give us a call any time at 207-512-3100 for help in how best to deliver your or receive our information quickly and safely.
On August 13, 2020, MainePERS Board of Trustees adopted the 0.6% Consumer Price Index – Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rate compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on June 30, 2020, as the basis for 2020 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.
You can read more about eligibility requirements and how your plan implements this COLA by clicking your COLA info below. You can also call our office at 800-451-9800 and speak with one of our service representatives.
Information about recent rulemaking can be found here.
We continue to hope you and your family are safe and healthy. We have created a page with the most frequently asked questions by our members and retirees and the latest updates. Find more information here.
MainePERS will be closed Monday, February 15th in observance of Presidents’ Day. For a full list of closure dates click here.