Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund:
Since 1985, the MEL system has become one of the most successful shared services programs in the state's history - saving New Jersey taxpayers over $1 billion to date. The MEL is a governmental entity that provides excess insurance and services to 19 local Joint Insurance Funds (JIFs) representing over 60% of local governments in New Jersey including 383 municipalities, 74 utility authorities, and 90 housing authorities. With an annual budget of $200 million and a statutory surplus of over $100 million, New Jersey's MEL system is the largest municipal property/casualty risk pool in the country.
Inclement Weather Procedure
A procedure has been instituted for Commissioners to confirm whether a meeting has been cancelled. The Executive Director will talk to the Chair to determine if a meeting should be cancelled. In the case of an early morning or evening meeting, PERMA will leave a message, which can be obtained by dialing the Fund’s main number (201) 881-7632. For meetings that occur during normal business hours, meeting status can also be obtained by dialing the Fund office.
Meeting Changes/Cancellations as of 1/26/15:
PMM JIF 1/26/15 meeting change - The PMM JIF has changed the location of the meeting scheduled for January 26, 2015 at 12:00noon and will be conducting it via teleconference. To obtain meeting details, please call the fund office at 201-881-7632.
Camden JIF 1/26/15 meeting cancelled - The Camden JIF has cancelled the meeting scheduled for January 26, 2015 at 5:15PM at the Berlin Community Center at 250 South Franklin Ave-Berlin, NJ. Details regarding a rescheduled date will be sent out by the fund office.
NJUA JIF 1/28/15 meeting rescheduled - The NJUA JIF has cancelled the meeting scheduled for Wedneday January 28, 2015 at 10:30AM at the Toms River MUA and has rescheduled it for Friday January 30, 2015 at 10:30AM at the Toms River MUA.
NEWS and Recent Additions:
Super Storm Sandy Scheduling Order:
(Click here) to access a memorandum on the scheduling order to finalize the remaining claims from Super Storm Sandy.
Elected Officials Seminars:
(Click here) to access a list of Elected Officials Seminars scheduled around the State.
Emergency Restoration Services:
(Click here) to access a white paper, drafted by the Morris JIF, on the legal requirements to contract for emergency restoration services.
Legal Decision Library:
(Click here) to access the MEL's expanded legal decision library covering important court decisions concerning employment practices, ethics, tort claims, workers' compensation and the open public meetings act.
(Click here) to view eight new recorded management webinars including a risk management orientation for local officials, an orientation for new JIF Commissioners, a webinar on Workers' Compensation, a webinar on Title 59 Liability, a program on public officials and employment practices liability, a training program on environmental liability, a model Local Officials Ethics course, and a program on preventing pedestrian accidents.
2015 MEL Safety Institute:(Click here) to access the 2015 MEL Safety Institute course listing.
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