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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.
4.27.21 A new law, P.L. 2021, c.52 (Chapter 52), entitles members of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS) to a Service Retirement with an allowance equal to 50 percent of the member’s Final Compensation upon attaining 20 or more years of service credit, regardless of age, if they retire within two years of the enactment of the law. The Certifying Officer letter provides further information and instructions.
4.26.21 The FY 2020 Pension System Actuarial Valuation Reports for the PERS, TPAF, SPRS, JRS, CPFRS, and POPF are now posted.
4.21.21 Aetna Medicare Advantage members can now schedule private phone appointments with Aetna representatives. Members can get help with topics like Medicare, providers, and how the plan works. They can also learn about extras like Resources For Living®, the 24/7 nurse line, wellness programs, and more. Members can invite anyone who helps them with health care decisions to join the call. Visit the online scheduling program to make an appointment.
3.22.21 In partnership with Horizon, we’re excited to be offering Amino as a new healthcare benefit to all of our NJ SHBP and SEHBP members.
3.16.21 The SHBP/SEHBP and participating plans advise our members of scams related to the COVID-19 vaccine. See the COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud Alert from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
3.15.21 Members who participated in the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) in 2020 with a balance over $25 as of 3/1/21 will be receiving a notice with information regarding possible eligibility for an extended grace period.
3.15.21 The Division of Pensions & Benefits Call Center, 609-292-7524, continues to offer extended calling hours for assistance with Pensions and Health Benefits questions. Extended hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Regular Call Center hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. apply for Monday and Friday (closed on State Holidays).
3.9.21 The Police and Firemen's Retirement System of New Jersey (PFRSNJ) has reopened the bidding window for Insurance Proposals on fiduciary insurance. The deadline for new proposals is April 30, 2021. 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.
2.9.21The SHBP/SEHBP is partnering with SSDC Services Corporation to provide eligible Non-Medicare retirees with Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits and Medicare coordination services. Learn more .
1.11.21 The GASB 75 Reports for the State Retired Fund are now posted.
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.
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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