MainePERS Disability Working Group
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.
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
Professional Fire Fighters of Maine
Maine Municipal Association
Maine Association of Police
AFSCME Council 93
Maine Association of Retirees
Maine Service Employees Association
Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services
Maine State Troopers Association
Maine School Management Association
Maine State Law Enforcement Association
Mary Anne Turowski
Maine Education Association