SEHBP upcoming statewide open enrollment period

All SEHBP retiree enrollees will soon be receiving information from the New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits regarding an upcoming statewide open enrollment period.

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2024 Medicare Part B Premiums

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in November announced the 2024 premiums for Medicare Part B. 

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2024 Medicare Part D Premiums

Since Jan. 1, 2012, all Medicare-eligible retirees enrolled in the School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) are automatically enrolled in the state-selected Medicare prescription plan, which is currently OptumRx. This program includes the Medicare-eligible retiree to be enrolled automatically in Medicare Part D. 

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2024 Health Benefit Rates Set

In September, the School Employees’ Health Benefits Commission (SEHBC) approved rates for the School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP), from which many of our retired members received their benefits, for Plan Year 2024.

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Dental and RX Benefits

Retirees who elect coverage through the state in the dental expense plan will see an increase in their premiums beginning Jan. 1. The prescription plans will also see rate changes.

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New cards issued for Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan participants

Retirees enrolled in either of the Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO Plans (PPO ESA 10 or PPO ESA 15) for 2024 will be issued new insurance cards later this year. Retirees should continue to use their old cards until Jan. 1, 2024, or until they receive their new card in the mail. 

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Lost in one pen stroke!

NJREA retiree Aetna / Horizon health benefits can be deleted or drastically reduced with just one stroke of a pen. The benefits are a line item in the governor's budget…

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COLA Update

Since the 2023-24 state budget includes a third full payment to the pension system, many people are wondering if the COLA reinstatement will soon follow. Considering the high inflation, we…

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NJREA Membership – Do you REALIZE the $avings?

Check out this small selection from our HUGE list of savings opportunities. NJEA Member Benefits offers savings and discounts from over 300,000 different partners.  You must be a member to…

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