New Participant

Welcome to Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (MERS) of Michigan. As a new participant in one (or more) MERS programs, there are some things you should know to help you understand your benefits and make the most of them. We’re here to help.


The first thing you should do is set up your myMERS account. With your personal account you can:

  • Add, edit or delete beneficiary information as needed
  • Locate account information for the plans you are enrolled in
  • Update personal contact information
  • Calculate various savings and retirement estimates

Note: One of the most important actions you should take when you begin employment is to confirm that you have beneficiaries on file for EACH of the MERS plans you are enrolled in. You can update beneficiary information any time through your myMERS account.



This video provides you all the information you need to know to better understand your retirement benefits.


Learn more about the benefits of rolling outside accounts into MERS.  You can see if your plan is eligible to rollover and find forms to help you get started.


Additionally, you can click on your MERS plan below to learn more:

Again, welcome to MERS! If you have any questions, our Service Center is available weekdays to assist you at 800.767.MERS (6377). You can also send us a direct message through our Facebook page.

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 If you believe the information is inaccurate, out-of-date, or incomplete, or if you have problems accessing or reading the information, please call MERS at 800.767.6377.