1. home About the System System Office Human Resources UMS Employee Benefits Center

UMS Employee Benefits Center

Welcome to your UMS Employee Benefits Center!

The UMS Employee Benefits Center (EBC) is a centralized, one-stop resource for benefits enrollment, information and assistance. We offer employee advocacy when dealing with insurance carriers and other benefit service providers. In addition to providing direct support to employees, the EBC is responsible for many of the employee benefits administrative functions. The Employee Benefits Center is available to assist employees by phone or email 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Employee benefits  are a significant part of the overall UMS total compensation package.  All full-time regular and part-time regular employees working at least half time are eligible for benefits. Employees pay different premium amounts based on the type of employee, collective bargaining agreement, and percent of time worked. Additional information about benefits, eligibility, costs and enrollment is available to employees on the MyUMS Portal.  More information regarding MaineStreet can be found here.

Benefit Program Guides

Employee Contribution Rate Sheets

New York State Disability and Family Leave Notice

The State of New York enacted requirements for employers with employees working in New York to provide short term disability as well as paid family leave, effective January 1, 2018.  The New York State Disability and Family Leave Notice is Applicable only to UMS Employees Working in the State of New York.

Listen and watch our informative introductory presentation about UMS employee benefits:


Currently the UMS Office of Human Resources offers not only the informative introductory presentation above, but also both a recorded and live webinar experience designed to familiarize new employees with their UMS benefits package. Shortly after employees are newly hired they receive an invitation to a live  webinar presentation.  Click here to view a recorded on-boarding benefits presentation webinar. 


Contact Us

New!  Improved Customer Service with Telephone Technology

Email: benefits@maine.edu
Toll-Free: 1 (866) 269-9635
Local: (207) 973-3373
Fax: (207) 561-3454
MyUMS Portal

Your EBC Team

Fred Meserve
Karla Kemp
Tammie Perez
Ann Remick
Kristen Bruni

Our Creed

UNDERSTAND the question or concern.
Provide ACCURATE information.
Be PROMPT in response.

You matter… and so does your feedback.

→  Defined Benefit (DB Pension Plan – Notice to Interested Parties