New Jersey Retirees' Education Association

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You’re invited: NJREA’s 100th anniversary celebration!

It’s finally here! With COVID cases falling and vaccination rates rising, the NJREA 100th Anniversary Committee rescheduled its long-awaited gala event to properly celebrate the organization’s centennial milestone.


Moving New Jersey forward

New Jersey voters delivered a decisive win for public education by reelecting Gov. Phil Murphy, along with his running mate Lieutenant Governor Shelia Oliver. In Gov. Murphy’s first term, he was a staunch advocate for students, families and public schools, and his second-term agenda promises to build on that foundation.

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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.


Benefits news you can use

As we near the end of the calendar year, there are many health benefits updates of which retirees should be aware. If you have any specific questions or issues, please contact your county REA’s NJREA health benefit committee member.

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2022 Medicare Part B Premiums

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in November announced the 2022 premiums for Medicare Part B.

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2022 Medicare Part D Premiums

Since January 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 program includes the Medicare-eligible retiree to be enrolled automatically in Medicare Part D.

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A (virtual) triumph

Last month, hundreds of NJREA members virtually gathered on Zoom for the 2021 NJREA Convention. “Learning, Equity, Justice” was the theme this year, and, once again, retirees demonstrated their support of union membership and the value it brings to New Jersey’s public school employees—without even leaving their homes.

The NJREA Fall Meeting was held virtually.

A new era begins

On Sept. 23, the NJREA kicked off its fall meeting in modern style—via Zoom. Hundreds of NJREA members from around the state joined NJEA leaders, staff and special guests to usher in the 2021-22 advocacy year.

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New Aetna ID cards will be arriving soon!

Aetna will be sending ALL members a new ID card in the mail.  Look for a PURPLE Envelope that will state “Your new member ID card enclosed.” 


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
609.599.4561 ext. 2300
Attn: Cathy Raffaele, NJEA/NJREA Secretary