Please contact the Business Office prior to retirement for further details.
State Health Benefits Coverage at Retirement
If you fall into one of the categories listed below, you will be offered coverage under the New Jersey State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) into retirement:
-Members already covered by the SHBP through their employer. (If you are not eligible for State or employer-paid coverage, you may continue the coverage by paying the appropriate premium);
-Members who retire with 25 or more years of service credit in the TPAF and school board employees enrolled in PERS, or those on a disability retirement, even if your employer did not participate in the SHBP. This includes members who elected deferred retirement with 25 or more years of service credit. Eligibility is limited to full-time employees as defined by N.J.A.C. 17:9-4. If you fall into this category this coverage is provided without cost to you.
-Members eligible for Medicare who retired from a board of education, vocational/technical school or special services commission not participating in SHBP and do not meet the above criteria, provided you are participating in the health benefits plan of your employer and are enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B. You are required to pay the full cost of the coverage.
New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits
Retirees that are not eligible for health benefit coverage through the School Employees Health Benefit Plan (SEHBP) may continue coverage through the district at their own cost. Please visit the Self-Pay Retirees tab for further information.