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.


State to correct reimbursement error

If you noticed a little less money in your pension check this week, you are not alone. Due to a programming error in the Division of Pension and Benefits, some retirees may not have received the full Medicare reimbursements in their pension checks recently sent and dated January 1, 2016. The division has acknowledged its mistake and corrected the error. Learn more

Health benefits changes rates approved

In July, the School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) and the School Employees’ Health Benefits Design Committee (SEHBPDC) approved several changes to the SEHPB, from which many of our retired members receive their benefits.  Learn more

Retirees break records at annual meeting

The Scottish-Rite Central Valley was again the setting for NJREA’s annual Fall Meeting in September.   Nearly 250 NJREA leaders and members packed the room to discuss the latest issues facing retirees. Learn more

NJEA, PAC-endorsed candidates win big

Simply put, NJEA played big in the 2015 election, from leveraging resources to mobilizing NJEA and NJREA members in the campaigns of our PAC-endorsed candidates.  That’s why major media outlets and political pundits credit NJEA with helping to elect new pro-pension, pro-education candidates to the New Jersey General Assembly. 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.  Learn more

2016 Medicare Part B Premiums

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2016 premiums for Medicare Part B programs in November 2015. For most Medicare beneficiaries who are already collecting Medicare benefits, there will be no increase in Medicare Part B monthly premiums from 2015.  There will also be no Social Security cost of living increase for 2016. Learn more

2016 Medicare Part D Premiums

Since January 1, 2012, all Medicare-eligible retirees enrolled in the School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) are automatically enrolled in Express Scripts Medicare Prescription Plan. This program includes the Medicare-eligible retiree becoming automatically enrolled in Medicare Part D. Learn more


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