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.
2.26.20 The March 1st retirement checks were sent to the post office today, Wednesday, February 26th. Please allow up to 10 days for delivery. Because the 1st is a Sunday, those enrolled in direct deposit should receive their funds by Friday, February 28th.
2.26.20 Changes to the 2020 federal tax withholding tables resulted in incorrect tax rates being applied and reduced federal tax withholding from some retirees’ pension distributions dated February 1, 2020. Federal tax withholding rates have been corrected beginning with the pension distribution for March 1, 2020.
2.20.20 The SHBP/SEHBP special Open Enrollment continues through February 28, 2020, for employees and non-Medicare-eligible retirees currently enrolled under any Horizon HMO Plan who wish to switch to a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), a High Deductible (HD) Plan, or (for SHBP members) the OMNIA Tiered Network Plan. The special open enrollment is limited to plan changes only; members will not be permitted to add dependents. The effective dates for plan changes are March 28, 2020, for active State Biweekly employees, and April 1, 2020, for active State monthly, local government and local education employees, and all retirees. Additional information including plan comparisons, rates, and applications are available on the special Open Enrollment webpage.
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2.6.20 Learn more about Livongo for Diabetes – a new benefit being offered to active employees and non-Medicare retirees with diabetes who are covered by the SHBP and SEHBP.
9.6.19 The 2020 Employer Billing information for PERS and PFRS Local Employers is now available.
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.
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The Division of Pensions & Benefits has all financial reports available on our Financial Reports page.
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