Enrollment in Medicare

As required by law, retired members or their dependents who qualify for the School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) state-paid, post- retirement medical benefits, or those more recent retirees who…

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Important prescription information

Late December some retirees received an erroneous letter about their prescription coverage being canceled, while other retirees inadvertently disenrolled from their prescription program. It’s important to understand the situations that…

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Around the counties

Due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, all meetings/events subject to change. For questions, call your county REA. For trip details, check the county newsletter Camden County REA’s    next meeting/luncheon…

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Murphy endorsed in the Democratic Primary

For the last four years, Gov. Phil Murphy has proven himself to be a tremendous ally of educators across New Jersey, which is why the 125-member NJEA PAC Operating Committee…

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Around the counties

Due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, all meetings/events are subject to change. For questions, call your county REA. For trip details, check the county newsletter. Essex County REA’s  winter meeting/luncheon…

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NJREA issues scholarship renewals

College students who were awarded scholarships from NJREA may renew them each year, provided they meet the criteria for the award. Recipients of either the Elizabeth Allen or Isabelle M.…

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2021 Medicare Part D Premiums announced

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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2021 Medicare Part B premiums announced

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in November announced the 2021 premiums for Medicare Part B.  For most Medicare beneficiaries, premiums, deductibles and surcharges will increase.  Premiums will…

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Social Security benefit increase

The Social Security Administration recently announced that there will be a 1.3% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in retirees’ Social Security benefit payments beginning in January 2021. Social Security benefits are adjusted…

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