Welcome to your University of Maine System (UMS) Employee Benefits Center!

The University of Maine System 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 University of Maine System 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.

Cigna Machine Readable Files (External Site)

The above link leads to the machine readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.


Additional information about benefits, eligibility, costs and enrollment is available to employees on the MyUMS Portal. More information regarding MaineStreet can be found here.

Learn more by watching the recorded benefits overview webinar (External Site).


University of Maine System Retiree Health Benefits

The University of Maine System (UMS) recognizes the many outstanding contributions of its employees and works hard to support its colleagues as they either contemplate retirement or navigate through the process.

UMS Retiree benefits include medical and dental options with an opportunity for choice in the selection of plans that are the right fit for each individual and their family.

For helpful links to current information, useful contacts, and guidance on Open Enrollment, please visit the UMS Retiree webpage.


Please visit the notifications page for Employee Benefit Center updates.

Contact Us

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

Your EBC Team

Fred Meserve
Karla Varnum
Tammie Perez
Ann Remick
Zachary Breton

Our Creed:

Be empathetic and helpful.
Understand the question or concern.
Provide accurate information.
Be prompt in response.

You matter, and so does your feedback. Fill out the Human Resources feedback form (External Site).