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:
Legislative Alert: The MEL and League of Municipalities oppose Assembly 2756 which will increase workers compensation benefits for certain surviving spouses of police officers and firefighters. (Click here) for the bulletin.
Legislative Alert: The MEL and League of Municipalities oppose Assembly 1196, First Responders' Workers' Compensation Presumption which will double municipal workers' compensation expense. (Click here) for the bulletin.
Hurricane Sandy Claim Instructions: Contact your local JIF's claim administrator. (Click here) for a list of claim administrators by JIF.
2012-2013 Elected Officials Training Seminars:
(Click here) for a list of Elected Official Training Seminars. The credit can also be earned by taking the course on-line. (Click here) for enrollment instructions. To receive credit, the program must be completed by May 31, 2013.
(Click here) to view six new recorded management webinars including a model Local Officials Ethics course, an Orientation for New JIF Commissioners, a webinar on Title 59 Liability issues, a training program on environmental liability issues, and a program on preventing pedestrian accidents.
2013 MEL & MR HIF Educational Seminar:
(Click here) for the enrollment form of the 3rd annual seminar scheduled for Friday, April 12th, beginning at 9:00AM at the National Conference Center, Holiday Inn, NJ Turnpike Exit 8, East Windsor, NJ. The seminar qualifies for an extensive list of Continuing Educational Credits including CFO/CMFO, Public Works, Clerks, Insurance Producers and Purchasing Agents. There is no fee for employees and insurance producers associated with MEL and MR HIF members as well as personnel who work for service companies that are engaged by MEL member JIFs and MR HIF member HIFs.
2013 MEL Safety Institute:
(Click here) to access the 2013 MEL Safety Institute course listing.
Model Police Promotional Ordinance:
(Click here) to access the new model police promotional ordinance.
(Click here) to access an online sports concussion training program for coaches, referees and parents.
NJ MEL ONLINE HELP:
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