MEA-Retired

Maine Education Association Retired


Important News and Updates                             rev. 2/6/2017

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~Promoting the economic, professional and social welfare of retired educators. 


February 3, 2017


   ***Important Information Concerning the January 2017 Benefit Payments***


MainePERS incorrectly calculated Maine income tax withholding for many, but not all, of our benefit recipients’ January 2017 payments.  We sincerely regret this error and apologize for the inconvenience it may have caused our members. 

Refunds have been processed and are being sent by direct deposit to the same account that your benefit check is normally deposited.  If you currently receive your payment by check, you will receive a refund check in the mail.  Letters providing the details of individual refund amounts are being prepared for mailing now and are expected to be distributed the week of February 6th.

If you think you may have been impacted by this error and do not receive reimbursement or a letter from us in the next few days, you may contact us at (207) 512-3100 or 1 (800) 451-9800.  You can also e-mail us at retirement.services@mainepers.org.  Again, we are very sorry that this error has occurred, and we appreciate your patience as we work as quickly as possible to correct it.

Phil Brookhouse
G&T Coordinator, Edward Little High School
Board of Trustees, Maine Public Employees Retirement System


Additional information on this matter is posted on the MainePERS Website and as an email from MEA.

CHANGES TO YOUR MAILING ADDRESS

If you need to update your mailing address, have a change of address during the winter months, need additional information about a member benefit plan or program, or need to make changes to a membership benefit you currently receive, please contact Dianne Leighton at the MEA Office in Caribou, Maine. She handles membership services for MEA-Retired members. 

Her contact information is: 
Dianne Leighton
MAINE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION RETIRED 
P O BOX 310
CARIBOU ME 04736-0310

PHONE: (1-800) 281-3191 ext. 2400

498-3191 ext. 2400 
or contact her through the MEA website at: http://maine.nea.org/home/181.htm.