Enrollment in a medical or dental plan, or a flexible spending account must be completed within your first 60 days of employment.
Benefit Program Summaries
Your program of benefits is governed by your employment classification and bargaining unit affiliation. If you are unsure of your benefit program eligibility, please review your offer letter or employment contract where your employment classification is indicated. For information about plans and programs click the links below.
- Benefits Summary for CWA and IFPTE Employees
- Benefits Summary for AFT, Grant and Non-unit Employees
- Benefits Summary for AFT Faculty Employees
Flu Shot Resources for Employees Enrolled in a Health Plan
The NJDPB is offering FREE flu shot clinics for ALL State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) members and their dependents.
Before getting your immunization, present both your medical insurance and your prescription drug identification cards to your pharmacist or health care provider.
Dental Plan Design Options
Incentive Program for the Tiered Network Plan
The Incentive Program for Horizon OMNIA offers a financial incentive of $1,000 to first-time enrollees who remain enrolled for one year for all coverage levels (i.e., Single, Member and Spouse, Parent and Child, or Family coverage). The incentive is paid by gift card no later than the end of the current tax year and is deemed reportable income for tax purposes. The incentive shall be forfeited and returned to the SHBP if the subscriber fails to remain enrolled in the Tiered-Network Plan for at least one plan year.
Prescription Drug Insurance Elections
Members must elect to enroll in both medical and prescription insurance. This means that if you enroll in the medical plan you are required to also enroll in the prescription drug insurance plan and cover the same individuals under both plans. If a member opts to waive coverage, both medical and prescription coverage must be waived.
Visit the OptumRx website for useful tools on pharmacy networks, prescription drug list, prescription pricing, and home delivery: OptumRx Website
OptumRx members are eligible for prescription discounts through the Optum Perks cards. Each time you fill a prescription, bring the card to your favorite pharmacy and save up to 80% on more than 50,000 prescription medications.
Here are a few examples on how to use the Optum Perks:
- Drug not covered under insurance plan
- You exceeded your coverage limit for the year and now must pay 100%
- You have a high co-pay which exceeds the cost of the prescription
Visit the Optum Perks website for a additional details: More Optum Perks Details
Tax$ave Flexible Spending Accounts
Horizon is the flexible spending accounts administrator. A new enrollment is required every year in order to participate in a flexible spending account. This means that current participants must enroll again.
Tax$ave offers eligible employees the opportunity to increase their available income by reducing their federal tax liability. Employees who elect to participate in a flexible spending account (FSA) decide how much to contribute for the 2021 calendar year. Ideally, employees who elect to enroll in a flexible spending account base their contribution amount on predictable expenses.
To view the Quick Reference Guide: FSA Quick Reference Guide For more details on Tax$ave, click here: 2021 Flexible Spending Accounts Overview and Enrollment Instructions The flexible spending account enrollment form is here: Horizon Flexible Spending Accounts Enrollment Form To complete the form electronically, download the document.
Livongo for Diabetes, is a benefit being offered at no cost to you. The Livongo for Diabetes Program makes living with diabetes easier by providing you with a connected meter, unlimited strips, and coaching. For more information: Livongo Flyer
Enrolling in Medical and Dental Insurance
All new health benefit elections must be submitted through Benefitsolver, a website designed for employees to enroll, make plan changes, add or delete dependents and upload documentation. Employees will have access to Benefitsolver through the myNewJersey portal.
- To create a myNewJersey account, you must sign up here: https://my.state.nj.us/signup/Signup.
- Step-by-step instructions to access BusinessSolver from your myNewJersey account: How to Access BusinessSolver
- Instructional video for MBOS: How to Retreive Your MBOS Log In Credentials
PennMedicine Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
PennMedicine Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers video counseling using secure HIPAA compliant, interactive audio and video technology. Services may be accessed through mobile device or computer, and service hours have been extended to evenings and weekends. To access services, call (800) 527-0035. PennMedicine Employee Assistance Program Resources
Retirement Plan Overviews and Resources
Instructional video for MBOS is: How to Retreive Your MBOS Log In Credentials
- Alternate Benefit Program resources are here: ABP Information
- Public Employees’ Retirement System resources are here: PERS Information
- Police and Fireman’s Retirement System resources are here: PFRS Information
Defined Contribution Retirement Program resources are here: DCRP Information