A lot has happened over the summer, so you may have missed the passage of P.L. 2020, Ch. 44. To help members understand how Ch. 44 works and how you can benefit from the relief that it offers, NJEA is holding webinars throughout the month of September, prior to fall open enrollment. All districts must hold an open enrollment this fall, even if that is not the usual open enrollment time. (Open enrollment is currently planed for October.)
The webinar will cover in detail the New Jersey Educators’ Health Plan (NJEHP) that all districts must offer beginning January 1, 2020, regardless of whether the district is in the SEHBP (the “State plan”) or has private health insurance. Most members will see significant savings if they switch to the NJEHP, while maintaining platinum level health care coverage.
It is very important that you participate in open enrollment with your district this fall, even if you want to continue in the same health plan. If you take health benefits but do not participate in open enrollment, you and your dependents will be automatically enrolled in the NJEHP.
All employees who are new to a district effective July 1, 2020 must enroll in the NJEHP, if taking the district’s health benefits.
You must pre-register to attend the webinar. You will need their NJEA PIN found on your membership card (Please note: Your PIN consists of 6 digits – 2 letters, 2 numbers, 2 letters) and password (Last four digits of you SS#, unless you’ve changed it) to sign up.
Choose Webinar Time
In SEHBP (“State Plan”) – Each 1.5 hours in length.
Tue, 9/15 @ 6:00 PM
Thur,9/17 @ 3:30 PM
Tue, 9/29 @ 6:00 PM
In a Private Plan –
Thurs, 9/10 @ 3:30 PM
Wed, 9/23 @ 3:30 PM