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Call: 2-1-1 for general information (24/7) or 1-800-962-1253 for medical information (24/7)
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
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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.
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.
7.8.20 Judicial Retirement System Experience Study for 2018 is now posted.
7.7.20 The Police and Firemen's Retirement System of New Jersey (PFRSNJ) has extended the final submission date of the Request for Qualifications and Request for Actuary Firm until August 14, 2020. The period for questions and answers is extended until August 7, 2020. See the current Questions and Answers for this RFQ or direct any new questions to the PFRSNJ using the contact information in the document.
7.7.20 The Police and Firemen's Retirement System of New Jersey (PFRSNJ) has extended the final submission date of the Request for Auditor Qualifications and Request for Independent Audit for Fiscal Years 2021 Through 2025 until August 14, 2020. The period for questions and answers is extended until August 7, 2020. See current Questions and Answers for this RFQ or direct any new questions to the PFRSNJ using the contact information in the document.
6.30.20 The New Jersey Tax$ave Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) are making two changes in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: 1. Tax$ave is extending the date to submit Plan Year 2019 claims (run-out period) from April 30, 2020, to December 31, 2020; and 2. Tax$ave is relaxing Plan Year 2020 requirements to change Dependent Care elections if submitted to WageWorks by September 30, 2020.
6.29.20 The July 1 pension checks were sent to the post office on Friday, June 26. Please allow up to 10 days for delivery. Those enrolled in direct deposit should receive their funds on Wednesday, July 1.
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.
6.11.20 Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, reimbursement checks are on hold for 2019 income-related adjustments to Medicare Part B and/or Part D premiums. Eligible retirees who submitted required documentation by the extended May 1, 2020, deadline will receive reimbursement after our offices resume normal operations.
6.9.20 The GASB 68 Notices for 2020 are now posted for all retirement systems.
6.9.20 The GASB 74 and 75 Reports for the Local Government Retired Fund are now posted
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)
5.11.20 The GASB 67 Notices for 2019 are now posted.
5.11.20 The Pension System Actuarial Valuation Reports for 2019 are now posted.
4.17.20 Please see our COVID-19 Resource Page designed for SHBP and SEHBP Members to address the COVID-19 outbreak.
4.7.20 Governor Murphy has signed Executive Order No. 115, which allows temporary reemployment of retirees without reenrollment in a State-administered Retirement System during and for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, and which also allows immediate enrollment in the SHBP for newly hired employees during the COVID-19 emergency. See the Certifying Officer letter for further details.
3.31.20 The FY 2019 Comprehensive Audited Financial Report 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.
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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