Union membership is one of the best investments a retiree can make, especially in the current political climate. As a member of NJREA, you have access to a variety of resources to get the most of your retirement, as well as peace of mind knowing there are people working on your behalf to protect it.

Current NJREA annual members received their 2020-21 membership renewal forms last month. Retirees are urged to complete the renewal form and enclose a check for dues no later than Aug. 1 to ensure the benefits of NJREA membership continue uninterrupted. Remember: Your annual dues payment covers membership in NJREA, NJEA, NEA-R and your county retired education association (CREA). Frequently, mailings announcing September CREA and NJREA events are mailed during the last week of August. Please renew so you don’t miss any vital information.

NJREA members also may pay their dues online at njea.org by selecting the automatic renewal option. Those who avail themselves of this opportunity will be informed in advance of the dues rate for the membership year and will be charged automatically to avoid a lapse in their membership. Go green and consider automatic renewal today.

Lifetime membership for retirees available

The NJREA membership renewal form also lists dues for those who want to become lifetime members. If you are a recent retiree, consider lifetime membership and avoid the annual renewal process and any future dues increase. Lifetime membership for retired members may be paid in a lump sum or in five installments. Interested retirees may contact the NJEA Membership division at 609-599-4564, ext. 4123, to set up a payment schedule.

Pre-retirement lifetime membership for actives

Current active professional and support staff who intend to retire soon should also consider joining NJREA as a pre-retired lifetime member. Lifetime dues would be calculated at the 2020-21 rate and then paid in ten installments, beginning in September. Interested in this option? Contact the NJEA Membership Division at the number listed above to get started.

Membership mailings

The September issues of the NJREA Newsletter and the NJEA Review will be bundled together and mailed in early September to NJREA members who have renewed their membership by the Aug. 1 deadline. Membership cards will be mailed shortly thereafter.

Be certain your membership profile is up to date to receive important emails about issues that affect you.

Any current or future retiree with questions regarding membership may email njrea@njea.org.

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