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:

DOBI Commissioner Speech: We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday, April 29th the MEL is sponsoring a speech by DOBI Commissioner Kenneth Kobylowski at the Crowne Plaza, Jamesburg. He will discuss the current state of insurance for governmental entities in NJ. (Click here) to see the announcement and the registration form due Friday, April 25th.   

2014 MEL Educational Seminar: (Click here) to view the announcement & registration form on the 3rd annual educational seminar sponsored by the MEL and MRHIF.

2014 Public Officials/Elected Officials Training Seminars: (Click here) to view a list of Elected Officials seminars scheduled around the State. (Click here) for instructions to take this course online. The MEL will reduce each member's 2014 liability premium by $250 for each municipal elected official and authority commissioner who completes the course by May 1, 2014. The credit is also extended to the member's CEO (i.e. municipal manager/administrator or authority executive director). The maximum credit is 25% of the member's liability claims fund.  

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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