Are you dreaming of retirement or are you actively preparing for it soon—maybe even in 2018? If so, consider this NJREA membership opportunity.

Active professional and support staff members may join NJREA before they retire by paying the lifetime dues at the 2017-18 rate. Membership in NJREA also includes membership in NJEA, NEA, and a county retired education association (CREA). As the word “lifetime” suggests, once you pay lifetime dues to NJREA, you will not have to pay annual dues to NEA-R and NJREA throughout your subsequent retirement.

Nearly all CREAs now have lifetime dues for membership in their CREAs as well.

Lifetime dues vary by county but average about $1,200 for a professional and $900 for an ESP member. NEA anticipates an increase in its lifetime dues for retirees in the 2018-19 membership year. Consequently, it would be economically advantageous for an active member to join NJREA as a pre-retiree during the 2017-18 membership year.

Pre-retirement lifetime dues may be paid in ten installments, beginning in September. To set up the payment schedule, phone the NJEA Membership Division at 609-599-4561, ext. 4123.

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