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128th Maine
Legislative Session
2018 State/Teacher Plan
Review Report

2018 Legislative Update

2017 Legislative Update

Prior Legislative
Session Information

2014 PLD Consolidated Plan Changes

2013 Program Evaluation Report

Proposed Plan 2 Implementation Report
Proposed Pension Plan Draft Legislation

New Pension Plan Design and Implementation Plan

ESG Task Force Progress Report
Additional Pension Information and Reports

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  Information about Recent Rulemaking
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Annual Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)


On Thursday, August 08, 2019, MainePERS Board of Trustees adopted the 1.6% Consumer Price Index - Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rate compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on June 30, 2019, as the basis for 2019 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.


Eligible State, Teacher, Judicial, and Legislative retirement plan retirees will receive the 1.6% COLA on their benefit up to $22,451.03 (which is the 2019 base), or a maximum increase of $29.94/month.  The 2020 COLA-base will increase by 1.6%, to $22,810.25.  The total amount that will be paid to the approximately 35,500 eligible benefit recipients in these plans during the next 12 months as a result of the 2019 COLA is expected to be approximately $9,100,000.


Eligible Participating Local District – Consolidated Plan (PLD) retirees will receive a1.6% COLA on their current benefit. The total amount that will be paid to the approximately 8,400 eligible benefit recipients in this plan during the next 12 months as a result of the 2019 COLA is expected to be approximately $2,250,000.


You can read more about eligibility requirements and how your plan implements this COLA here. You can also call our office at 800-451-9800 and speak with one of our service representatives.

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We want to keep you informed about the recent changes to the Participating Local District Consolidated Retirement Plan (PLD Plan).  You can find information about the Plan, changes, and answers to your questions here, or by clicking on the icon to the left.  If you need additional information or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 207-512-3100.

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New Cost Sharing Model
for PLD Plan Adopted


MainePERS and our actuary have developed a new cost-sharing model that helps avoid the cycle where future benefits must be reduced or cost-of-living-adjustments are frozen when substantial market losses occur. The Board of Trustees adopted this model for the PLD Plan in May 2018, which has received recognition from the Society of Actuaries as an innovative funding model for public pension plans. You can read more about it here.

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