The Division of Pensions and Benefits has suspended all non-essential services due to precautionary measures related to COVID-19. Services deemed essential are being provided on a limited basis.
April 1 retirement benefits are being processed and will be distributed on the normal schedule.
The April 1 deadline for SHBP and SEHBP retired members to apply for reimbursement of Medicare Part B premiums has been extended until May 1, 2020.
The Division’s Call Center is operating with reduced staff on a limited schedule, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Fridays. We are only accepting calls of an emergency nature that directly affect the health and welfare of our members or retirees. Callers should expect extended wait times. If your inquiry is of a routine nature, please do not call and contact us at a later date.
All in-person counseling services and in-classroom seminars and training sessions are suspended. A limited schedule of Webinars remains available.
For help with MBOS logon or passwords, contact the MyNewJersey help desk, or see the MBOS instructions in our video gallery below.
For SHBP or SEHBP provider or claim questions, please contact the medical plan directly using the number found on your medical plan ID card.
Please select the applicable accordion to see information pertaining to other related programs.
The New Jersey State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan
The NJSEDCP, also called Deferred Comp, is a voluntary investment program that provides retirement income separate from, and in addition to, your basic pension plan. You can shelter a part of your wages from federal income taxes while saving for retirement.
To enroll, you must work for the State of New Jersey or an eligible agency, authority, or commission of State government. If you work for a county, township, or municipality and are not paid directly by the State or one of its agencies, you are not eligible for the NJSEDCP.
See our Fact Sheet, Deferred Compensation — NJSEDCP , for full details about this plan.
Deferred Compensation Plan Document (Information Statement)
The Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust (SACT) of New Jersey
The SACT is a voluntary investment program that provides retirement income separate from, and in addition to, your basic pension plan. The program consists of two separate plans: the SACT-Regular Plan and the SACT-Tax-Sheltered Plan.
Contact the SACT at the NJDPB in writing or by calling 609-292-7524.
SACT Plan Forms
Personal Contribution Form (SACT Regular Only)
Commuter Benefit Information: COVID-19 Updates and Policies
The New Jersey State Employees Commuter Tax Savings Program, Commuter Tax$ave, lets you set aside before-tax dollars to pay for mass transit and commuter parking expenses, so you can avoid federal taxes and save money.
See our fact sheet, Commuter Tax$ave , for details about eligibility and program benefits.
Commuter Tax$ave is handled by Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions.
The State Employee Tax Savings Program, Tax$ave, lets you set aside before-tax dollars to pay certain medical, dental, and dependent care costs, which helps you avoid federal taxes and save money.
Tax$ave is made up of three separate plans:
See our fact sheet Tax$ave , for details about eligibility and the benefits under its component plans.
You must enroll in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) each year in order to participate. WageWorks, Inc. handles the FSA plans for the NJDPB. You can enroll as a new employee (within 30 days of hire) or during Open Enrollment, held every October. Visit www.wageworks.com to learn more. Or you may contact WageWorks customer service toll-free at 1-855-428-0446.
2020 Tax$ave Publications
Paper applications can be printed and mailed or faxed to the address/number provided on the form.
Section 125 Plans for Local Employers
The Tax$ave Program is only available to eligible State employees.
Local government and local education employers are required to offer Section 125 plans to their employees; however, local employers must have their own Section 125 programs. Local employees should contact their benefits administrator to learn about the specific plans and benefits that are available.
Declination of POP
Enrollment in the Premium Option Plan (POP) is automatic unless you submit a Declination of Premium Option Plan form.
The Additional Contributions Tax-Sheltered program (ACTS)
The ACTS Program is a voluntary investment program that provides retirement income separate from, and in addition to, your basic pension plan. To be eligible, you must be an employee of a county or State college or university, the Commission on Higher Education, the Department of Education, or the Office of Student Assistance. You choose from six carriers who offer a selection of investment choices to meet your needs and goals of retirement planning.
See our fact sheet, Additional Contributions Tax-Sheltered (ACTS) Program , for details on ACTS eligibility, contribution limits, and plan restrictions.
The following providers have been approved by the NJDPB to offer annuity investment accounts for ACTS members. For specific information on ACTS providers and investments, contact the providers directly.
Participation in the Long-term Care Insurance Plan is available to individuals and eligible family members enrolled prior to August 1, 2012. This coverage is guaranteed renewable; as long as the premiums are paid on time and benefits are not exhausted, coverage will remain in place, although premiums may change subject to regulatory review.
The Long-term Care Insurance Plan is administered for the State of New Jersey by the Prudential Insurance Company of America.
Questions related to this announcement can be directed to Prudential's Long-Term Care Customer Service Center at 1-800-732-0416 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., EST.
Related Videos - to see more videos, please refer to our video library
Applying for a Pension Loan
SHBP/SEHBP Horizon Health Guides
MBOS Login Issues Part 1: Forgot Your Login ID or Password