Live from A.C. –NJREA Convention

Mark your calendar for Nov. 9 and 10, the 2022 NJREA Convention is back in-person at the hottest place to be—Atlantic City

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NJEA celebrates women in education

Old Bridge. The event was organized by NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson and the NJEA Women in Education (WIE) Committee. Over 250 members attended the extravaganza, hosted by Robertson and NJEA UniServ Field Representative Fatima Hayes, former chair of the WIE Committee.

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Maurer honored for dedicated service

Before she was even introduced, NJREA Government Relations Chairperson Susan Maurer sent the crowd into thunderous applause with just a smile. Maurer was honored for her role in the political arena on behalf of public education and our union.

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Members Reconnect

Retired members from across the state traveled to the Nottingham Ballroom in Hamilton on April 13 for the annual Spring Luncheon. It was the first NJREA in-person event and for so many it felt like homecoming. Connections—of which far too many had been missed during the pandemic—were renewed. Eager to learn the latest pensions and benefits news – and what retirees can do to help advocate for their issues – NJREA members packed the room.

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MBOS: Your source for pension info

A common concern among many retirees is keeping track of their retirement account. We suggest signing up for the Member Benefit Online System (MBOS). Signing up will enable you to check the status of your account at anytime from anywhere.

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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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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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