New Jersey Retirees' Education Association

NJREA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for retired educational personnel by providing interesting and informational programs and social situations for NJREA members; by working with NJEA & NEA organizing for the common good, to pass beneficial state and federal legislation, and get friends of the educational community elected; by providing a wide variety of member services; and by keeping members informed about health insurance and pensions.

 

NJREA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for retired educational personnel by providing interesting and informational programs and social situations for NJREA members; by working with NJEA & NEA organizing for the common good, to pass beneficial state and federal legislation, and get friends of the educational community elected; by providing a wide variety of member services; and by keeping members informed about health insurance and pensions.

Constitutional amendment gaining momentum

Since the Supreme Court's Burgos decision, which ruled against public employee unions in allowing the Governor to break his own law on pensions, NJEA and other public employee unions have been seeking a constitutional solution to our decades-old pension funding problem. In order to amend the constitution, a question on the constitutional changes must be approved by the voters. For a question to appear on a ballot, the legislature must first approve the language and pass enabling legislation in one of two ways. Learn more

The fight for full pension funding

NJEA has been pushing hard for full funding of our members' pension systems. Here is a timeline of what has happened in the past year in our fight to secure New Jersey public employees' pensions in the future. Learn more

Excise tax delayed

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Bill of 2016 into law. This legislation, among other things, includes a two-year delay of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA) excise tax on high-cost health plans. Learn more

April elections back in vogue

Over the last few years, school districts have steadily opted to move their elections from April to November. In fact, according to the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE), 520 Type II school districts—about 97 percent in total—now have their elections in November. However, in recent months, two school districts have moved their school board elections from November back to April. Learn more

The power of PAC

NJEA-PACLast fall, NJREA members helped celebrate the victories of four new pro-pension, pro-public education Assembly candidates elected to the Legislature. These victories were the direct result of countless hours of campaign work from NJREA members and the help of political contributions made by the NJEA Political Action Committee (PAC). Learn more

NJREA 2016 PAC Fundraising Spring Contest

Beginning March 1, if your county raises the most money or raises the most money per member during your annual spring PAC drive, your county will take home one of two $750 gift cards to be used by the county association for association purposes. Learn more

Support deserving students

Do you know a high school senior with high academic accomplishments, participation in high school activities, and service to the community? NJREA wants to hear from him/her! NJREA wants to help high-achieving students embark on a successful college career through its annual scholarships. Learn more

Eligible for Medicare reimbursement?

Members who are retired and receive state-paid post-retirement medical benefits are eligible for reimbursement of Medicare Part B and Part D premiums.  Eligible retirees are reimbursed in their pension checks, provided they receive a pension check from the state.  The deadline to request reimbursement is fast approaching, so don’t delay! Learn more

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