New Jersey Retirees' Education Association

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NJREA Spring Luncheon

NJREA Spring Luncheon

The NJREA will hold the spring luncheon on April 27, 2023. Throughout this popular member-exclusive event, retirees will learn more about what they can do to act on important issues, as well as how we can work together to continue to restore respect for public education and preserve the pensions and benefits public school employees have earned.

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It’s NJREA election time

In mid-March, all NJREA members will receive ballots in the mail to elect candidates for the NJEA Delegate Assembly and delegates to NEA-R/NEA-RA conventions, all for two-year terms. The winner(s) of each position will serve from Sept. 1, 2023 through Aug. 31, 2025.


Scholarship donations honor late chairperson, Cathy Gossé

Over 250 scholarship applications were received for 2022. “It was impressive and inspiring to see the significant accomplishments of the high achieving New Jersey high school seniors,” said chair, Cindy Braddock.

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Springtime savings with Member Benefits

Spring has sprung! Get your home and garden in order using NJEA’s Member Benefits program. NJEA Access Discounts provide over 315,000 money-saving offers.

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Benefits coverage while traveling

As winter trudges along, dreams of warmer destinations fill many retirees’ thoughts. As frequent travelers know, one of the most important elements to consider when planning a successful vacation is factoring your safety and well-being

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Assistance for Survivors

The death of a spouse or a loved one is a very traumatic event. Dealing with your own feelings as well as those of the family, in addition to making all the necessary arrangements, can result in overlooked details and additional confusion.

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Help with eldercare issues and long-term care

Is your family experiencing any problems with how best to cope with the needs of an elderly loved one? You’re not alone. In fact, studies have found that over 33 percent of active adults are considered caregivers

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Get the facts about enrollment in Medicare

As required by law, retired members or their dependents who qualify for the School Employees’ Health Benefits Program’s (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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Around the counties

Due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, all meetings/events are subject to change. For questions and/or concerns, or if your county is not listed, please check your county newsletter or reach out to your county REA for more information. For trip details, check your county newsletter.

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Pension Fund Update

At the annual State Investment Council (SIC) meeting, the Treasurer’s office announced that the Murphy Administration is committed to once again making the full pension contribution in the 2024 fiscal year. Including the 2023 fiscal year, the Murphy Administration has contributed $25 billion into the pension system. 

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Communication Tools Workshop

The NJEA Communications Tools Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 22, at NJEA Headquarters in Trenton. The workshop provides an excellent opportunity for editors, county REA presidents and webmasters to exchange ideas and learn tips for improving communications with their members.

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MBOS Webinar

MBOS gives members access to their pension account if they need to make changes to bank information, tax withholding, beneficiary information and medical benefits.
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NJREA Scholarships

Do you know any high school seniors with high academic accomplishments, active participation in school activities and is community-service minded? NJREA wants to help them continue their education!


Learn how to join the group that is changing the face of retired public school employees…the New Jersey Retirees’ Education Association.

NJREA Office

The NJREA office is located on the first floor (Room 204B) of the brownstone portion of the NJEA building at 180 West State Street, Trenton.

Mailing address

P.O. Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
Attn: Cathy Raffaele, NJEA/NJREA Secretary