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Change in Acceptable Proof to Add a Spouse to Health Benefits Coverage

To: Benefit Eligible Staff

New Jersey Division of Pensions & Benefits (NJDPB) will no longer consider joint ownership of debt as proof of marriage to add a spouse to a member’s health coverage. Upon submission of a marriage license you must now submit the front page of your federal tax return (Form 1040) from the previous year that includes your spouse. If filing separately, you can submit a copy of both spouses’ tax returns that displays the same address. If the marriage occurred in the current calendar year, a copy of the tax return is not required. In this case you may provide a copy of a bank statement or bill (dated within 90 days of the application) that includes the names of both spouses and is received at the same address.

**Please note: Members may black out all financial information and all but the last four digits of any Social Security Numbers on tax returns.

To view the complete listing of Required Documentation for Dependent Eligibility and Enrollment, please click here.


PERS Retirement Webinar Series!

When planning for retirement, you should obtain an estimate of retirement benefits. This webinar is designed to show PERS and TPAF members how to do a retirement estimate using the Member Benefits Online System (MBOS) and the website Long-Range Calculator. In this webinar they will produce a sample estimate with pension payment options available to PERS and TPAF members. This webinar is approximately 30 minutes in duration including a Q&A period. Please click the link below to register for this webinar.

Webinar Registration

If you are unable to attend this webinar you can view a recorded version located in the Video Library at their leisure.


State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) COVID-19 Update

The Division of Pensions and Benefits-State Health Benefits Program has released the attached notification regarding health benefits coverage during this COVID-19 situation.

Please take a minute to read this important information.

If there are any questions, please call or email us:

Tracey Bacskay (973) 972-4743 bacskatr@uhnj.org
Claudine Green (973) 972-0885 cruzgrcl@uhnj.org
Sherronda Williams (973) 972-3925 willi201@uhnj.org


Changes to the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) Loan Process

The Division of Pension and Benefits has announced effective January 2020 all PERS loans will be disbursed by direct deposit.

Eligible members who wish to borrow against their pension account must have a valid bank routing and account number when applying for a loan through the Member Benefits Online System (MBOS).

Paper checks will no longer be issued.

Please read the attached announcement for additional information.

If there are any questions, please call Division of Pensions and Benefits Client Services at 609-292-6683.

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