Finance Contact

As your municipality’s Finance Contact, you are the main point of contact for all financial information related to your MERS benefits.

Responsibilities in this role include:

  • Receiving benefit information such as annual actuarial valuations, statements, invoices and financial reminders
  • Understanding reports available to you and circulating this information with others at your municipality
  • Understanding the process to remit payment to MERS for the benefits you offer
  • Understanding the process of reporting employee wages, contributions, hire dates and termination dates to MERS

Note: While only one person per municipality can be listed as the Finance Contact, your municipality may have an unlimited number of General Contacts, each with customized communication preferences and system access permissions. 

This page provides you with important resources and information that will help you navigate your role.

Your MERS Team

As a Finance Contact, you have a team of MERS staff available to assist you with all of your retirement plan needs.

MERS Regional Team Resources
Regional Manager
Your Regional Manager is the primary point of contact for providing consultation regarding:

  • Plan administration
  • Plan and benefit changes
  • Needs analysis
  • Collective bargaining assistance
  • Board, union and key stakeholder relations
Benefit Plan Coordinator
Your Benefit Plan Coordinator is your resource for:

  • Plan questions and information
  • Administration and coordination of all internal service activities
  • Plan change requests
  • Annual actuarial valuation questions
  • Contact type updates
MERS Service Center
The Service Center is available weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. to assist you with any questions you have. Contact information for the Service Center.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this Web site is being made available as a public service. The information is not intended to constitute legal, tax, accounting or investment advice, or to replace official versions of that information. Benefit Estimates or Service Credit Purchase estimates requested through this Web site are not official descriptions of any benefits, and do not represent a promise by MERS to provide any benefit(s) to any person(s). No one can detrimentally rely upon the information provided in, or requested through this Web site. MERS reserves the right to correct any errors, and presents this information without warranties, express or implied, regarding the information's accuracy, timeliness or completeness. If you believe the information is inaccurate, out-of-date, or incomplete, or if you have problems accessing or reading the information, please call MERS at 800.767.6377.