Here’s a great gift idea for your retirees-to-be

Do you know an NJEA member who is retired or about to retire? The move to retirement can be an exciting time, but it’s even better when the New Jersey Retirees’ Education Association (NJREA) has your back.

NJREA is a diverse, vibrant organization that helps retirees transition to an exciting time in their lives. From social events and activities to information and resources and money-saving opportunities and travel discounts, NJREA membership is an essential tool to make the most from retirement.

Benefits of membership

When you join NJREA, you belong to one of the largest retired public school employee organizations in the nation as well as maintain your membership with NJEA, NEA-Retired, and your County Retired EA (this can be in the county in which you worked or in which you reside, or you can pay to join both).

In addition, you will receive the award-winning NJREA Newsletter, a quarterly publication that keeps you informed about your pension, medical benefits and more. You will also receive the NJEA Review, which has a section on retiree issues every month, and all NEA retiree publications. In addition, has a vast array of resources, but you must be a member to log in.

You will receive assistance from NJEA professional staff on pension and medical benefits questions, in addition to assistance on all retirement concerns. This service is only available to dues-paying NJREA members.

Members also receive personal Legal Services – free consultation and 30% discount on services; Buyer’s Edge, Inc.—guaranteed best prices negotiated on your behalf on major purchases; NEA Members Insurance Trust—term life insurance; association-sponsored auto and home insurance; NJEA Member Discount Program; ACCESS discounts; lowest prices on eyewear; NJEA travel discounts, and NEA financial programs.

Interested? Email John Carlson, NJREA second vice-president at to learn how to buy your retirees the gift of NJREA membership.

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