New NJREA phone number

New NJREA phone number open for calls: We have set up a new direct line for NJREA members to call with questions, concerns and ideas for their state-level asso­ciation. We…

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Working after retirement

 The rules for working after retirement have recently changed, sparking some confusion about when retired members can return to work in the public sector in New Jersey. School nurses may…

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Know your NJREA leadership

Please see below for NJREA's 2022-23 Executive Commitee, committee chairs and county presidents, as well as their contact information. Contact the NJREA office directly via email at:

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Good news: Your SEHBP benefits are secure

Some members are understandably concerned following reports of a 15% premium increase for the SEHBP. Don’t worry: if you retired with 25+ years of service and receive fully or partially…

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MBOS updates

Please be aware: the NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits (NJDPB) has been eliminating paper correspondence from their website? Recent deletions include the Direct Deposit form and the W4-P and NJW4P forms. Any retiree who would like to make changes to their banking information or tax withholding must make these changes through the Member Benefit Online System (MBOS).

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Enrollment in Medicare

As required by law, retired members or their dependents who qualify for the School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (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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Pension year in review

On January 26, 2022, the State Investment Council (SIC) held its annual meeting virtually. The Division of Investment (DOI) reported on the overall performances of pension investments. This is the fifth year-end report that includes quarterly pension contributions from the state and lottery revenues.

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SEHBP Rates for Retirees

Plan year 2022 In August, the SEHBP released the rates for Plan Year 2022, effective 1/1/2022. The retiree rates saw a modest increase as indicated in the chart below.  Annual…

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NJREA “No-Calorie” Fall Luncheon

NJREA’s “No-Calorie” Informational & Delegate Council Meeting Thursday, September 23 at 10 a.m. NJREA members are invited to join the NJREA officers and Delegate Council for a virtual meeting this…

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Read more about the article Wright, Sausa, Burd, Clements, Dodulik-Swern to take helm at NJREA
Joan Wright, currently NJREA first vice president, will become NJREA president on Sept. 1, 2021. From left: Current NJREA President Judy Perkins, Gov. Phil Murphy, Wright, NJEA President Marie Blistan.

Wright, Sausa, Burd, Clements, Dodulik-Swern to take helm at NJREA

NJREA Election Results It will be a historic first this September when a new leadership team takes the helm of NJREA for the 2021-23 term. Joan Wright will be NJREA’s…

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