SHBP and TAX$AVE

Fall 2001 Open Enrollment check messages

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PP #17 (August 17) Heads up

The annual open enrollment periods of the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) and the New Jersey State Employees Tax Savings Program (Tax$ave) are coming in September. The SHBP open enrollment for employees paid through Centralized Payroll will take place from September 4, 2001, until OCTOBER 5, 2001. The annual Tax$ave open enrollment will be held from September 14 through October 31 for all State employees. Look for more information about these important events with your next two paychecks.


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PP #18 (August 31) Heads up

Fall is the time for the annual open enrollment periods of the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) and the New Jersey State Employees Tax Savings Program (Tax$ave). The SHBP open enrollment for employees paid through Centralized Payroll will take place from September 4, 2001, until OCTOBER 5, 2001. If you did not receive a copy of the Health Capsule and an Open Enrollment Flyer with your paycheck TODAY, contact your EMPLOYER’S benefits administrator. The annual Tax$ave open enrollment will be held from September 14 through October 31 for all State employees. Look for more information about this important event with your next paycheck.

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PP #19 (September 14) Tax$ave announcement

The open enrollment for the New Jersey State Employees Tax Savings Program (Tax$ave) for tax year 2002 (January 1 – December 31, 2002) begins today – September 14 – and runs through October 31. Tax$ave gives you the opportunity to save money by using before-tax dollars for premiums you pay for medical or dental coverage and for your eligible unreimbursed medical, dental, prescription drug, and dependent care expenses. You should have received with today’s paycheck, the Tax$ave 2002 newsletter, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) pamphlet, and a Premium Option Plan pamphlet. If you did not receive these documents, contact your employer’s benefits administrator. Participation in a Tax$ave FSA must be renewed each year, so you have to act if you want to receive the benefits of this program.


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PP #20 (September 28). SHBP "last chance" announcement

The State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) open enrollment for State employees paid through Centralized Payroll ends OCTOBER 5, 2001. You can enroll in or change health and dental plans or add dependents during this period. Any changes you make will be effective on December 29, 2001, but you have to act NOW! For more information, contact your benefits administrator.


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PP #21 (October 12). Reminder announcement

A reminder that the annual open enrollment for New Jersey State Employees Tax Savings Program (Tax$ave) 2002 runs through October 31. Under Tax$ave, you may set aside pre-tax money for eligible, unreimbursed medical, dental, prescription drug, and dependent care expenses. Since participation in Tax$ave must be renewed annually, you must act if you want to participate in the Flexible Spending accounts. See your benefits administrator if you have questions.

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PP #22 (October 26). Last chance announcement

There are only a few days left in Tax$ave 2002, the annual open enrollment period for New Jersey State Employees Tax Savings Program (Tax$ave). The open enrollment, which closes on October 31, will not occur again until next fall. If you haven’t already done so, please review the literature that you received on these excellent employee benefit programs. If you wish to continue your Tax$ave Flexible Spending Account participation next year – in either the Unreimbursed Medical Expense Spending Account or the Dependent Care Spending Account – you must act since these programs do not continue automatically. See your benefits administrator if you have questions.