2023 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…

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Social Security to increase to 8.7%

The Social Security Administration recently announced that there will be an 8.7% cost-of-liv­ing adjustment (COLA) in retirees’ Social Security benefit payments beginning in Jan. 2023. This is the largest social…

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Around the counties

Due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, all meetings/events are subject to change. For questions and/or concerns, call your county REA.  For trip details, check your county newsletter. Cumberland County REA…

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Election Day Debrief 2022

Member support pushes 9 of 11 endorsed candidates to victory In a strong performance by pro-education candidates in New Jersey, nine out of 11 U.S. House candidates endorsed by NJEA…

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New NJREA phone number

New NJREA phone number open for calls: We have set up a new direct line for NJREA members to call with questions, concerns and ideas for their state-level asso­ciation. We…

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NJREA celebrates student success

Elizabeth Allen Four-Year Scholarship Charles Devine is the recipient of the Elizabeth A. Allen Four Year College Scholarship. Devine’s grandparents were teachers, which he says influenced his work ethic and…

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Working after retirement

 The rules for working after retirement have recently changed, sparking some confusion about when retired members can return to work in the public sector in New Jersey. School nurses may…

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Know your NJREA leadership

Please see below for NJREA's 2022-23 Executive Commitee, committee chairs and county presidents, as well as their contact information. Contact the NJREA office directly via email at: NJREA@njea.org.

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Good news: Your SEHBP benefits are secure

Some members are understandably concerned following reports of a 15% premium increase for the SEHBP. Don’t worry: if you retired with 25+ years of service and receive fully or partially…

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NJREA Final budget breakdown

The Executive Committee’s voting members approved the proposed budget on April 13, 2022.

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