Welcome to your 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 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.
Learn more by watching the recorded benefits overview webinar.
University of Maine System Retiree Health Benefits
The University of Maine System is responding to concerns expressed by retirees and the University of Maine System labor unions in regard to retiree health benefits and working to resolve these concerns by:
- Adding options for both new exchange-based individual health plans and
- Retaining the current University-sponsored group health plan offered by Aetna for eligible retirees who feel they are better served by their existing coverage
A Retiree Health Benefits web page has been created to provide information and updates for retirees navigating the enrollment or un-enrollment process.
On this page you will find the latest updates, special infographics to guide you through the process, links to important documents and contacts for your additional questions. There is also a Retiree Health Benefits Frequently Asked Questions web page for those who have additional questions.
Your EBC Team
Be EMPATHETIC and HELPFUL.
UNDERSTAND the question or concern.
Provide ACCURATE information.
Be PROMPT in response.