Retirement Process Checklist
(below are the steps for a regular service retirement)

  • Decide when you expect to retire
  • Contact the Maine Public Employees Retirement System ("MainePERS")
    • Request a Benefit Estimate 6 to 12 months before you expect to retire
    • Download or request a Retirement Application Package
    • Choose a retirement date
    • Select a Benefit Payment Option (PDF)
    • Complete your completed Retirement Application and file it with MainePERS at least 3 months before you retirement date
    • Set up direct deposit for your MainePERS pension
    • You may receive a preliminary benefit while your MainePERS application is being reviewed
    • If you plan to return to work after retirement, please check the requirements on the MainePERS website
    • Eligibility to continue Basic Group Life Insurance
  • Contact your local Social Security Administration Office
  • Contact the Division of Employee Health and Benefits
    • Schedule an appointment to meet with your Benefits Specialist approximately one month prior to your retirement date.  (207) 624-7380 or 1-800-422-4503
    • Complete the necessary forms to eithe renroll or decline insurance coverage
  • Notify the Human Resources personnel for your department
    • Complete a Continuation of Benefits form