The Division of Pensions & Benefits is continuously striving to provide the best possible service in the safest manner possible during this public health crisis. Please see Important COVID-19 Information for changes in service and other important COVID-19 related notices.
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.
9.23.20 Flu season is around the corner, and NJWELL is offering FREE flu shot clinics for SHBP and SEHBP members and their dependents. Visit NJ SHBP / SEHBP FLU SHOT CLINICS to set up your appointment today!
9.10.20 Recent labor agreements require that IBEW, STFA, AFT, and Non-Aligned Union employees in the New Jersey State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) currently enrolled in the NJ DIRECT15, 1525, 2030, or 2035 plans be converted to a new medical plan. Please see the FAQ for details and the Negotiated Plans Contribution Chart .
9.3.20 P.L. 2020, c. 44 (Chapter 44) created a new medical plan, the New Jersey Educators Health Plan (NJEHP), which will become effective January 1, 2021, for all members of the SEHBP. This law also changed the reimbursements for out-of-network physical therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic services as of August 1, 2020. See the Chapter 44 FAQ for details on the NJEHP plan design and costs. Additional information will be provided for the SEHBP Open Enrollment.
9.2.20 Find a healthcare provider with Amino, a free service provided for active employees and non-Medicare retirees enrolled in the SHBP, SEHBP, or CWA Unity plans. Amino is a fast, easy, and smart way to find and book healthcare online. See the Amino Overview or sign up and log in to Amino for SHBP, SEHBP, or CWA Unity.
9.1.20 The Police and Firemen's Retirement System of New Jersey (PFRSNJ) has extended the response due date for the Request for Qualifications for State and Federal Government Affairs Services to October 15, 2020, and the proposal deadline to November 10, 2020. Please direct any questions to the PFRSNJ using the contact information in the document.
8.31.20 The Police and Firemen's Retirement System of New Jersey (PFRSNJ) has extended the submission deadline for Insurance Proposals on fiduciary insurance from September 15, 2020, to November 1, 2020. For details see the Request for Broker Qualifications and Request for Fiduciary Insurance Proposals. Please direct any questions to the PFRSNJ using the contact information in the document.
8.28.20 Hinge Health is now offering free programs for active SHBP and SEHBP members and non-Medicare retirees suffering from back, knee, hip, neck, and shoulder pain. Participants will receive personalized exercise therapy and unlimited one-on-one coaching support to help alleviate chronic joint pain. Visit Hinge Health for more details.
8.13.20 On August 3, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 172 which waives the 60-day waiting period for enrollment in the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) for newly hired employees and members returning from retirement, layoff, etc. See the Certifying Officer Letter for further details.
7.29.20 If you are enrolled in Tax$ave, please see the Important Changes to Your Tax$ave FSA Plan in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, for information regarding changes in the Tax$ave Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
7.29.20 The processing of reimbursement checks for 2019 income-related adjustments to Medicare Part B and/or Part D premiums is resuming. The timeframe for completion is approximately 4 months.
7.13.20 The PFRSNJ Board of Trustees adopted provisions of the federal CARES Act to permit the suspension of pension loan repayments. PFRS, PERS, TPAF, SPRS, and JRS members who are qualified individuals may request suspension of loan repayments until December 31, 2020. See the Loan Suspension Q&A for qualification criteria and additional information. Forms for active employees or retirees are available on our Forms and Publications page.
6.24.20 The NJDPB is temporarily modifying the Return to Employment Regulation. The effective date of the Temporary Rule Modification is May 6, 2020, and will cease upon the end of the COVID-19 State of Emergency declared under Executive Order 103.
5.12.20 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act updates for Designated Service Providers of Alternate Benefits Program (ABP) and Additional Contributions Tax-Sheltered Program (ACTS) and the Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP) and Deferred Compensation Program (DCP)
4.17.20 Please see our COVID-19 Resource Page designed for SHBP and SEHBP Members to address the COVID-19 outbreak.
Planning for retirement? See our Online Guide to Retirement
Need to change your name or address? Report a death? Add a family member to your benefits? See the Life Events tab to learn 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.
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 InformationBoards of Trustees and Commission Meeting Dates for 2020
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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