HEALTH & MEMBER BENEFITS BY BARBARA SATZ

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State law requires that a member or dependent spouse/partner/child who is eligible for Medicare by reason of age (65 or older)or disability must be enrolled in both Medicare Part A(hospital) and Part B(medical) and maintain Medicare Part A and Part B coverage to remain eligible for state-paid, post-retirement medical benefits through the School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP).

Acceptable proof includes a photocopy of your Medicare card showing Part A and B enrollment or a letter from Medicare indicating the effective dates of Parts A and B coverage. Send evidence of enrollment to the Health Benefits Bureau, Division of Pensions and Benefits, PO Box 299, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0299.

If you are collecting Social Security, they will send you notification of Medicare approximately 3 months before the month you turn 65 and collect payment for Part B out of your Social Security check.

If you are not collecting Social Security, you must apply for Medicare yourself approximately 3 months before the month you turn 65 and make payments to Medicare for Part B yourself. Not making payments can result in loss of state-paid, post-retirement medical benefits.

If you are retired from a board of education with 25 years or more of pension credit you will receive full Medicare Part B reimbursement. This reimbursement will be added directly to your monthly pension check.

Retirees enrolled in SEHBP should not sign up for any alternate supplemental Medicare coverage. Enrollment in another plan would result in the loss of SEHBP.

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SAVE THE DATE:
“Unlocking Member Benefits” meeting:
February 1, 2021 at !0:00am
Find out about the many, many benefits your dues money affords you.
REGISTER: tinyurl.com/y3s9wxv9 or email Lorraine Jones at ljones@njea.org or (609)599-4594 x2222

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10/29/20 - NEW HEALTH PLAN WEBINAR DATES & INFO - MORE DATES ADDED! REGISTER NOW!
THERE ARE NOVEMBER & DECEMBER DATES! SIGN UP NOW!
Greetings,
The dates, times, and registration information for the New Jersey Educators Health Plan are found in the attached document. (below)
Please communicate this information to your members as soon as possible through email and/or post on your website.
The same details will be posted on the NJREA website, and an email blast from NJEA is anticipated. Thank you for your assistance.
Judy 

    https://www.njea.org/njehpwebinar/

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10/29/20 - DID YOU MISS YOUR AETNA REWARD FROM COMPLETING YOUR PHYSICAL OR OTHER EXAM? This may have happened...
Hi Susan,
I hope this information can be helpful to other members.  I called Aetna to get paid for my yearly physical ($75.) They told me my debit card would come in a "plain white envelope."
I am in the habit of throwing out "junk mail" on my way in from the mailbox--it never hits the house.  So, I was a bit anxious about missing the envelope and in fact, thought that I had thrown it out.  I was about to call Aetna, but I realized there was no way to prove that I didn't get the payment.  Ironically, I received the "plain white envelope" the next day.
The envelope is not business sized.  It looks more like a greeting card envelope.  The return address is:
217 Country Club Park #112, Birmingham, AL 35213.  It is posted in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This is exactly the type of mail that would go straight to the recycling bin.
I wonder if others have missed their payment.  What is the reason for not including "Aetna" on the envelope?  Thanks.  I hope you and your family are well.
Janet