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MainePERS Disability Working Group

Fall 2022

Disability Working Group Charge

The Disability Working Group is charged with advising MainePERS on the development of an LTDI (long-term disability insurance) implementation plan, accompanying legislation, and report to the joint standing committee of jurisdiction by January 3, 2023.  The Working Group is also charged with providing feedback to MainePERS on the experience of members under the new disability retirement program for MainePERS’ report to the joint standing committee of jurisdiction due by January 31, 2023. 

(See language of Public Law 2021, c. 277, sections 43 and 44 below).


Meeting Agendas and Materials

Meetings of the Disability Working Group are generally held via Zoom on Thursdays at 3pm, beginning September 15, 2022.  Meetings are anticipated to end in November.  A list of currently scheduled meetings appears below.  Should a meeting be cancelled, a notice will be posted on this webpage.

Disability Working Group Remote Meeting Policy (PDF)

If you would like to observe a meeting, please contact: Monica Gorman via email at [email protected].  Request should be made in advance of the meeting.

DateAgendaMaterials
September 15, 20229/15/2022 Agenda
9/15/2022 Materials
September 22, 2022CANCELLED
September 29, 20229/29/2022 Agenda
DWG Questions & Issues

Overview of MSMA Group Insurance Trust LTD

MSEA Income Protection Plan

MainePERS Disability Working Group

CLA Outsourcing - Business Risk Services

Disability Program Review - Scoping Memo

MainePERS Consensus Based Rulemaking Agenda

MainePERS Consensus Based Rulemaking Ground Rules
October 6, 202210/06/2022 AgendaEstimated Average Annual Premium per Employee

MainePERS Disability Application Processing Time Overview Memo

October 13, 2022
October 20, 2022
October 27, 2022
November 3, 2022
November 10, 2022
November 17, 2022

Public Law 2021, c. 277

Sec. 43. Implementation plan for mandatory long-term disability insurance. The Maine Public Employees Retirement System shall convene a stakeholder group, including representatives of participant employers and employee groups, to develop an implementation plan for providing mandatory long-term disability insurance coverage to retirement system members through their employers. The Maine Public Employees Retirement System shall submit an implementation plan, including any recommended legislation, to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over retirement matters no later than January 3, 2023. The joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over retirement matters may report out a bill to the 131st Legislature on matters related to the report.

Sec. 44. Report on disability retirement. The Maine Public Employees Retirement System shall report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over retirement matters, no later than January 31, 2023, on the experience of the system and its members after the implementation of this Act. The joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over retirement matters may report out a bill to the 131st Legislature on matters related to the report.

Disability Working Group Members

Rick Cailler
Professional Fire Fighters of Maine

Kate Dufour
Maine Municipal Association

Paul Gaspar
Maine Association of Police

Sylvia Hebert
AFSCME Council 93

Bill Laubenstein
Maine Association of Retirees

Jeff McCabe
Maine Service Employees Association

Heather Perreault
Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services

Craig Poulin
Maine State Troopers Association

Deb Roberts
Maine School Management Association

Mark Roberts
Maine State Law Enforcement Association

Mary Anne Turowski
Governor’s Office

Nate Williams
Maine Education Association

Rebecca Wyke
MainePERS (chair)

MainePERS Staff

Michael Colleran
Chip Gavin
Kathy Morin
Mara McGowen