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EMPLOYER PENSIONS AND BENEFITS
INFORMATION CONNECTION (EPIC)

Registration Information


CONTENTS
PART I PART II PART III
Welcome to EPIC How to Access EPIC The EPIC Home Page
Getting Ready to Use EPIC EPIC Support Note for MBOS Users
How to Register with MyNewJersey   PART IV
    Questions or Comments About EPIC

PART I - Welcome to the Employer Pensions and Benefits Information Connection (EPIC)

The Employer Pensions and Benefits Information Connection (EPIC) is a set of Internet based applications that allow registered employers access to their employees' pension and, if applicable, health benefit account information. Once you begin to use EPIC, we believe you will find it to be one of your most useful resources for the accurate information needed in the day-to-day administration of your employees' pensions and benefits.

Getting Ready to Use EPIC

Before you can begin using EPIC you must register with the MyNewJersey Web site. Registration is free, and is described in the following section. PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS as registration requires several steps.

If you are already a registered user of the New Jersey State Web site, proceed to Part II for information on how to access the EPIC system.

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How to Register with the New Jersey State Web Site to Create a Secure Personal Account

1. Go to the State of New Jersey Web site at: www.state.nj.us

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2. Once at the State's Home Page, click the "Register" button at the top of the page to establish a personal MyNewJersey account. (MyNewJersey offers access to a wide variety of New Jersey related resources in addition to access to EPIC.)

3. You may choose any user name (user ID) and password that you wish. The user ID and password should be easy to remember but secure enough to prevent unauthorized access to your MyNewJersey account or the EPIC system.

  • Your user ID can be any combination of letters or numbers you wish, but it must be entered as one word.

  • Your password must have at least four (4) characters and should be easy to remember.

4. Once registration is complete, notify your Certifying Officer. The Certifying Officer will then provide you with access to EPIC. You will be notified of your access through an e-mail from the Division of Pensions and Benefits that includes your Authentication Code.

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PART II - How to Access EPIC for the First Time (If you are not a first time user go to step 9)

5. To access EPIC for the first time, go to the New Jersey State Web site and click the "Login" button on the upper left side of the page.

6. After the MyNewJersey log on page opens, enter your user ID and password.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For security purposes and to prevent unauthorized access to employee information, you should click "NO" if your computer asks if it should remember your MyNewJersey log on ID or password!

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7. To gain access to EPIC you must enter your Authentication Code that you receive by e-mail from the Division of Pensions and Benefits.

  • Click the link in the top center of your personal MyNewJersey home page marked "enter authentication code."



  • On the page that opens, enter the Authentication Code in the text box precisely as it appears in the e-mail. Letters must be in upper case.

  • Click the "Finished" button.

Note: Your Authentication Code is for one-time use only and will only work for the person to whom it is assigned! When you are finished using your Authentication Code, please destroy any copies of the code and delete the e-mail that contains it!

8. Your Authentication Code will be verified and your personal profile will be updated with your new role as EPIC user. Your Internet browser will return you back to the login screen. You must log back into MyNewJersey at this point.

Note: You will only need to enter your Authentication Code the first time you access EPIC. Once authorized, you will be able to go directly to the Pensions and Benefits channel and EPIC once you log on to MyNewJersey.

9. The link to EPIC is contained in the channel for Pensions and Benefits. The Pensions and Benefits channel will appear on the left-hand side your personal MyNewJersey home page when you log on.

10. Click on the link to "Log on" that is in the Pensions and Benefits channel and you will be taken to the EPIC Home Page.

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  • If you only have access through your employer to EPIC, you will be taken directly to the EPIC Home Page.

  • If you are registered with multiple roles through EPIC and/or access to your personal account through the Member Benefits Online System (MBOS), you will need to select the role you wish to open for the session each time you log on.

 

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EPIC Support

If, after reading this registration information, you still have questions about or difficulty accessing or using EPIC, contact the Division's Employer Education Unit at (609) 292-7524 or send e-mail to: pensions.nj@treas.state.nj.us

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PART III - The EPIC Home Page

When you first sign onto EPIC you are taken to the EPIC Home Page.

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On the left side of the EPIC Home Page you will find "Employer Information" that identifies the employer through which you have access and helpful links — the online help screen is available by clicking the "Search Help" button.

On the right side of the EPIC Home Page are the "Employer Applications". For additional help on using specific applications, see the EPIC User's Information Guide.

Note for MBOS Users

If you have EPIC access through your employer and are also registered as a member in the Member Benefits Online System (MBOS), you may click the "Select MBOS Role" button to leave the current EPIC session and access your MBOS account.


Note: If you are registered with multiple roles through EPIC and/or MBOS, you will need to select the role you wish to open for the session each time you log on.

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PART IV - Questions or Comments About EPIC

The Division of Pensions and Benefits wants EPIC to be a tool that employers find useful and choose to use in their daily administrative work. We have made every effort to make EPIC powerful while also keeping it easy to use. We would like to hear about how you liked using EPIC and welcome your suggestions on how EPIC could be made better for the way you work. We will try - based on the response we receive - to include the features you would like to see in future versions of EPIC. Send your questions, comments, and suggestions to the Division of Pensions and Benefits at: pensions.nj@treas.state.nj.us or call the Division's Employer Education Unit at (609) 292-7524.

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Division of Pensions and Benefits
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Trenton, NJ 08625-0295

Last Updated: November 30, 2012