For the last 18 months, NJEA/NJREA members have been lobbying the legislature to seek relief from the onerous implications of Chapter 78, a law passed in 2011 by then-governor Chris Christie.  Thanks to the unwavering efforts of NJEA/NJREA members around the state, this is now a possibility. In late March, the Senate passed S-2273, which establishes new health care options under the School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) and states that required benefits contributions will be directly linked to a portion of an employee’s salary or a retiree’s pension.

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