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:
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 on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:30AM. Public access for this meeting will be available at Perma, 9 Campus Drive, Parsippany, NJ 07054.
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.
(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 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