Health Benefits

Health Benefits:

The board will provide eligible employees with medical benefits through Aetna, Benecard and Delta Dental providers. Employee health benefits contributions shall be made in accordance with all applicable NJ statutes.

Enrollment includes eligible dependents, a spouse, civil union partner, or eligible same sex-marriage partners and/or eligible children. (Note: Check with the NJ Division of Pension and Benefits--Civil union coverage may be subject to federal tax.)

New employees shall be enrolled in health care insurance on the 1st of the month succeeding that on which they are employed, with the exception of custodians, maintenance, grounds, and/or security aides requiring a 90-day probationary period. (See RIHEA/RIHAA Agreements, for specific eligibilities for part-time employees, minimum work schedule is 0.8 FTE.)

For COBRA and Family and Medical Leave Act information, please visit the links below and contact your Human Resources representative.

COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/health-plans/cobra

For an overview of FMLA visit https://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/

For an overview of NJFMLA visit http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/pensions/epbam/additional/fmla-overview.htm and for frequently asked questions, visit http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/pensions/epbam/additional/fmla-qa.htm