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.
NEWS and Recent Additions: 

Meeting Notice - The Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund, a public entity established under NJSA 40A:11-5 (1)  et. seq., has scheduled a Special Claims Committee meeting for Friday, December 12, 2014 at 9:30AM in the Toms River Twp. Municipal Building, Toms River, NJ.  Action may be taken at that time.

Super Storm Sandy: Please click here to read an important memorandum on the deadline for claim filing of flood losses. 

Management Webinars:
(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.

2014 MEL Safety Institute:
(Click here) to access the 2014 MEL Safety Institute course listing.
Changing Weather Patterns:
(Click here) to access a joint Munich Re/MEL white paper on the risk management implications of changing weather patterns.

Sports Concussion:

(Click here) to access an online sports concussion training program for coaches, referees and parents.

(Click here) to access the NJ MEL HELPLINE where you can speak directly to employment law attorneys and find other valuable HR resources. To enroll, call 415-817-1611 or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note the fund office has moved!
Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund
9 Campus Drive - Suite 16
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Telephone: (201) 881-7632
Fax: (201) 881-7633

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