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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 4:30pm, 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.

Open Enrollment 2020

Open Enrollment for 2020 runs November 1, 2019 to midnight, November 24, 2019

Your benefit elections will be effective January 1, 2020

Employee Information Packets containing your Open Enrollment Reference Guide will be mailed to all eligible employees the last week of October, 2019 in time to arrive for review in preparation for making any updates or adjustments beginning November 1, 2019.

Open Enrollment Packet

One-stop resource for Open Enrollment 2020

Register for Open Enrollment Webinars, your spouse or domestic partner is invited to attend!

View drop-downs below for detailed Benefit Guide and Rate information

Benefit Program Guides

Employee Contribution Rate Sheets

Learn more by joining an interactive webinar

Join the Director of Benefits and Wellness, ​Tony Richard for an informative, 45-minute overview via interactive online webinar. All newly eligible employees will receive a personal invitation or any employee can request to be invited by contacting your Employee Benefits Center. Schedule of Live Benefits Overview Webinar Opportunities in 2019 is available at wellness.maine.edu

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

Contact Us

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

Benefit Vendors/Third Party Administrators

Your EBC Team

Fred Meserve
Karla Kemp
Tammie Perez
Ann Remick
Zachary Breton

Our Creed

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

You matter… and so does your feedback.

→ 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.

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