Your relationship with MainePERS does not end at retirement. Download our After You Retire brochure for information on helpful resources and what to expect. Please contact us if we can assist in any way.
Have a question not covered in the handbook? Contact us.
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.
For health/dental insurance questions, please contact the administrator of your insurance program. View a list of contacts and phone numbers of health insurance administrators of programs under which members are covered here.
Have You Moved To Another State?
Are you a Maine retiree who recently changed residency to another state? Do you have Maine State income tax withheld from your monthly pension payment?
If you are no longer a Maine resident and would like to stop the state withholding deduction, complete sections 1-6 of Form W-4ME, (Maine Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate), sign and send it to us.
Form W-4ME is available from the forms section on our website or you may call us to have one mailed to you.
If you regularly move between two (or more) addresses (e.g. a winter and summer address), we no longer require written address change forms each time you move between those addresses. Once you have sent us a signed form for each of your addresses, when you move between them, simply call or e-mail us with the effective date of the change. We will follow up to your request by sending confirmation letters to both addresses. If any of your established addresses change, you will need to submit a change form.
Annual Notice of Right to Elect or Revoke Federal Tax Withholding
To All MainePERS Retirees:
Recipients of an employer pension are entitled to choose not to have income tax withheld from their payments, or to change their withholding election. You can do this by completing and submitting a new form W-4P to us indicating your choice. The form is available on the IRS website by clicking here: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw4p.pdf
Please note that even if you elect not to have federal income tax withheld, you are still responsible for the payment of federal income tax on the taxable portion of your monthly benefit. You may also be subject to tax penalties under the estimated tax payment rules if your payments of estimated taxes or withholdings are not enough to satisfy your federal tax liability.