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Retired members are retirees of the State of New Jersey, Local Government, and Local Education.
Employers who participate in the State-administered Retirement Systems and Benefit Programs.
1.20.22 The Police and Firemen's Retirement System of New Jersey (PFRSNJ) has issued a Request for Qualifications for an Independent (Outside) Alternative Investment Consultant . Please see the document for details and contact information.
1.18.22 On January 10, 2022, the Biden administration issued guidance requiring group health care plans and insurers to provide coverage of over-the-counter in-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests beginning January 15, 2022. Members enrolled in the SHBP or SEHBP should visit OptumRx for information regarding where you can get a test kit, who is covered, and how you can submit a claim for reimbursement if you’ve paid out of pocket on or after January 15, 2022. Please see Questions and Answers for further inquiries.
1.2.22 All retirees must now submit SHBP and SEHBP applications online using Benefitsolver. Benefitsolver Enrollment Instructions , Frequently Asked Questions , and a Video Guide are available for guidance through this transition.
12.28.21 Aetna is issuing new ID cards to members of the SHBP and SEHBP Medicare Advantage Plans. Mailing is in progress; however, some Aetna members may receive their cards after the January 1, 2022 effective date. If you have not received your new Aetna ID card and have medical care scheduled early in January, contact Aetna for assistance.
12.28.21 The Employer Pension Liability Notice and Invoices for 2022 are now available from the NJDPB. Paper invoices are no longer mailed. To access the Pension Liability Notice and Invoice for 2022, employers must log on to the Employer Pensions and Benefits Information Connection (EPIC).
12.27.21 Aetna is experiencing difficulties with the Health Risk Assessment on its member website. To complete the health assessment for the Retiree Wellness Program, please call the Aetna Customer Service team directly at 866-234-3129. Retiree Wellness Program participants need to complete the health assessment and submit a physician certification form by December 31, 2021.
12.9.21 The New Jersey Department of the Treasury announced sizable rate reductions and a premium contribution "holiday" for eligible employers and members of the School Employees' Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) for Plan Year 2022. Important frequently asked questions and a list of eligible employers provide further details .
12.3.21 The pension loan interest rate for calendar year 2022 will remain at 5.75% per annum on the declining balance of the loan, as determined by the New Jersey State Treasurer. The administrative processing fee will also remain at $15.00 per loan. For additional information, see the Pension Loans webpage.
11.12.21 Fiscal Year 2022 Local Employer Billing and FY 2021/2022 Comparisons are now posted for the Public Employees' Retirement System and the Police and Firemen's Retirement System. Find out more.
The Member Benefits Online System (MBOS) gives registered users internet access to pension and health benefit account information and online applications. Some options include:
You may log on or register using the "Access my MBOS Account" section located at the top of every page.
Need to change your name or address? Report a death? Add a family member to your benefits? See the Life Events below to learn more.
If you fall into the following categories, a Change of Address form should be completed:
Active employees enrolled in the PERS, TPAF, PFRS, SPRS, or JRS should notify their Human Resources representative of their name or address change. The NJDPB does not retain addresses for these employees.
Active members and retirees can complete an Affidavit of Name Change form and submit it to the NJDPB along with required documentation.
To register or log on to MBOS, look for "Access myNewJersey" above.
When removing a dependent child from your coverage (for any reason) there may be a change in the amount deducted from your paycheck or retirement check (if self-paid) due to your coverage-level change.
If your spouse’s employment status changes (e.g., starts or leaves a job), you can enroll/disenroll him or her in your health plan. Proof of new coverage or proof of loss of coverage is required. There will be a change in the amount deducted from your paycheck or retirement check (if self-paid) due to your coverage-level change. Active Employees should submit an application and proof of coverage documentation to their Human Resources department. Retirees and COBRA recipients should submit an application and proof of coverage documentation to the NJDPB.
If you divorce or dissolve your civil union or domestic partnership, you must remove your former spouse or partner from your health plan when the event occurs. There will be a change in the amount deducted from your paycheck or retirement check (if self-paid) due to your coverage-level change.
Leave of Absence: Taking a Leave of Absence without pay for illness or family leave can have an impact your service credit, retirement, and health benefits coverage. Upon returning to employment from a leave of absence, you may be eligible to purchase service credit .
PERS, TPAF, and PFRS members are eligible to purchase service credit for official leaves of absence without pay.
Disability: If you have general questions regarding temporary or permanent disability benefits, you must contact your employer’s human resources representative or benefits administrator.
Workers' Compensation can impact pension contributions, life insurance, and health benefits.
The NJDPB should be notified of the death of an employee or retiree as soon as possible. Beneficiaries of pension and/or life insurance payments and surviving spouse/partner/dependents on the member's health insurance coverage will be notified by mail. Required forms and documentation should be returned to the NJDBP immediately in order to process payments and/or provide insurance.
Death of Spouse/Partner/Dependent: If your spouse/partner or dependent child passes away, he or she must be removed from your health plan. There may be a change in the amount deducted from your paycheck or retirement check (if self-paid) due to the coverage-level change.
Pension Boards and Health Benefits Commission Information
Employer Pensions and Health Benefits Training
The NJDPB presents employer training for Certifying Officers and other personnel responsible for the administration of pensions and benefits at employing locations. All training is designed to include recent changes to administrative rules, State and federal laws.
The Division of Pensions & Benefits’ seminars and webinars help members of the PERS, TPAF, PFRS, or DCRP understand their benefits on a variety of topics – in addition to planning for retirement. Seminars are live classroom sessions provided at locations across the State. Webinars are live, interactive web presentations hosted by GoToMeeting. Both seminars and webinars conclude with a brief Q&A period.
For inclement weather cancellations, call 609-292-6649.
The Division of Pensions & Benefits has all financial reports available on our Financial Reports page.
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