NJREA celebrates a century of advocacy

By Stephanie L. Natera On May 1, the New Jersey Retirees’ Education Association (NJREA) held its 100th Anniversary Celebration where members celebrated a century of service, activism and excellence. This…

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EdTPA: Serving neither preservice educators nor students

By Olivia Haas  After the pandemic hit New Jersey in the spring of 2020, the New Jersey Department of Education temporarily modified the rules regarding certification requirements for completion of…

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MBOS updates

Please be aware: the NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits (NJDPB) has been eliminating paper correspondence from their website? Recent deletions include the Direct Deposit form and the W4-P and NJW4P forms. Any retiree who would like to make changes to their banking information or tax withholding must make these changes through the Member Benefit Online System (MBOS).

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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 may be contributing a percentage of the premium and are eligible for Medicare, must enroll in both Medicare Parts A and B.

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Pension year in review

On January 26, 2022, the State Investment Council (SIC) held its annual meeting virtually. The Division of Investment (DOI) reported on the overall performances of pension investments. This is the fifth year-end report that includes quarterly pension contributions from the state and lottery revenues.

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Embracing the beauty of multilingualism

By Emma Cooper Language, without it, where would we be? Cafés mixing up our coffee orders, giving us hot coffee when we asked for iced, not knowing when to address…

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2022 SEHBP benefit rates

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 receive their benefits, for Plan Year 2022.

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