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Division of Pensions & Benefits

Certifying Officer Letters

Also available: E-Messages to Certifying Officers and EPIC Users

All archived messages and letters older than 3 years can be requested by contacting the NJDPB.

Subject Date
ABP DEFAULT PROVIDER – July 1, 2022
To: Certifying Officers, Alternate Benefit Program (ABP)
June 10, 2022
Important Notification to Employers Regarding NJDPB Forms
To: Certifying Officers, All Funds
May 2022
ABP Annual Report of Covered Lives – 2022
To: Certifying Officers, Alternate Benefit Program (ABP)
May 17, 2022
PBA 383 Union Health Plan Conversion
To: State Biweekly Certifying Officers, Human Resources Representatives, and Benefit Administrators
May 2022
Special Open Enrollment Period for the New Garden State Health Plan
Certifying Officers of Employers Participating in the School Employees' Health Benefits Program (SEHBP)
April 2022
New Report of Contributions File Transfer Method Beginning July 1, 2022
To: Local Employers
April 21, 2022
PFRSNJ Board of Trustees Notice of Election – Fire Representative
To: Certifying Officers of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System
March 2022
Chapter 296 and Chapter 408, P.L. 2021
To: Certifying Officers of the Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund
February 24, 2022
State Representative Elected to the Public Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees
To: Certifying Officers of the Public Employees’ Retirement System
February 2022
Municipal Representative Elected to the Public Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees
To: Certifying Officers of the Public Employees’ Retirement System
February 2022
NJLESA and NJLECOA Union Health Plan Conversion
To: State Biweekly and State Monthly Certifying Officers, Human Resources Representatives, and Benefit Administrators
February 2022
IMPORTANT: PERS Notice of Municipal Election Extended
To: Certifying Officers, Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS)
January 2022
Loan Recertification Annual Reminder
To: Certifying Officers, All Funds
January 2022
Annual Reminder of Judicial Salary Changes
To: Certifying Officers, Judicial Retirement System
January 2022
Subject Date
Subject: P.L. 2021, c. 226 – Reopening of PERS Prosecutors Part
To: Certifying Officers of PERS County Locations and Division of Criminal Justice
October 2021
Subject: Implementing Multi-factor Authentication
To: State Monthly, Local Government, and Local Education Certifying Officers
October 20, 2021
Subject: PERS Notice of Election – State
To: Certifying Officers, Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS)
October 2021
Subject: PERS Notice of Election – Municipal
To: Certifying Officers, Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS)
October 2021
Subject: Plan Year 2022 School Employees' Health Benefits Program Open Enrollment
To: Local Education Certifying Officers, Human Resource Directors, and Benefits Administrators participating in the School Employees' Health Benefits Program
October 2021
Subject: Plan Year 2022 State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) Open Enrollment
To: State Biweekly and State Monthly Certifying Officers, Human Resource Directors, and Benefits Administrators
September 30, 2021
Subject: Plan Year 2022 State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) Open Enrollment
To: Local Government Certifying Officers, Human Resource Directors, and Benefits Administrators
September 30, 2021
Subject: Open Enrollment for the New Jersey State Employees Tax Savings Program (Tax$ave)
To: State Department Certifying Officers, State Department Human Resource Directors, State Biweekly Payroll Locations Benefits Administrators
September 2021
Subject: Open Enrollment for the New Jersey State Employees Tax Savings Program (Tax$ave)
To: State University and College Certifying Officers; State University and College Benefits Administrators; State Monthly Certifying Officers; State Monthly Benefits Administrators
September 2021

Subject: Pension Contributions for IBEW and AFSCME Employees
To: State Biweekly Certifying Officers

September 16, 2021

Subject: PBA 105 Health Plan Conversion
To: State Biweekly Certifying Officers

September 7, 2021

Subject: Renewal Required for Annual Membership Certification
To: Certifying Officers and Supervisors of Certifying Officers

September 2, 2021

Subject: AAUP-BHSNJ Union Health Plan Conversion
To: Certifying Officers, Rowan School of Medicine

July 22, 2021

Subject: Determining Enrollment in the Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP) or Eligibility of Professional Services Providers
To: PERS Certifying Officers

July 21, 2021

Subject: P.L. 2021, c. 140 – Reopening of the Workers’ Compensation Judges Part
To: Certifying Officers – Department of Labor

July 19, 2021

Executive Order No. 172
To: State Biweekly, State Monthly, and SHBP-participating Local Government Certifying Officers, Human Resources Representatives, and Benefit Administrators

July 1, 2021

EPIC Intrafund Transfer Application
Certifying Officers, State and County Colleges

June 30, 2021

Certifying Officers, Alternate Benefit Program (ABP)
ABP Default Provider – July 1, 2021

June 16, 2021
Chapter 157 Filing Expiration Notice
Certifying Officers – Police and Firemen's Retirement System (PFRS); Patrick Colligan, PBA; Robert Fox, FOP; Steve McConlogue, PFANJ
June 2, 2021
EPIC Intrafund Transfer Application
Certifying Officers, All Funds
May 28, 2021
ABP Annual Report of Covered Lives – 2021
Certifying Officers, Alternate Benefit Program (ABP)
May 26, 2021
PERS Notice of Election Date Extension – State Representative
Certifying Officers, Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS)
May 26, 2021
New Legislation Notice – P.L. 2021, c.52 (Chapter 52)
Certifying Officers – Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS); Patrick Colligan, PBA; Robert Fox, FOP; Steve McConlogue, PFANJ
April 27, 2021
Special Open Enrollment Period to Allow Selection of a New Health Plan
Certifying Officers, Rutgers University
April 15, 2021
2022 TPAF Trustee Position
Certifying Officers, Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF)
April 12, 2021
Announcement of New State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) Medical Plans for Bargaining Units N, 9, and E9
Certifying Officers, State Police Retirement System
March 11, 2021
Announcement of New State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) Medical Plans for CWA, JCAU, Judges Secretaries, OPEIU and PANJ PCR Employees
Certifying Officers, Judicial Retirement System
March 11, 2021
Online Video Counseling Service Now Available
Certifying Officers, Human Resources, and Benefit Administrators
January 29, 2021
Benefitsolver for Online Health Benefit Applications
Local Government and Local Education Certifying Officers, Human Resource Directors, and Benefits Administrators participating in the SHBP/SEHBP
January 19, 2021
Annual Reminder of Judiciary Salary Changes
Certifying Officers, Judicial Retirement System
January 4, 2021
Loan Recertification Annual Reminder
Certifying Officers, All Funds
January 4, 2021
Subject
Date
Chapter 57, P.L. 2020 – Furloughed Employees
Certifying Officers of Local Government and Local Education Employers
October 1, 2020
PERS Notice of Election - State
Certifying Officers of PERS State Locations
October 1, 2020
Open Enrollment for the New Jersey State Employees Tax Savings Program (Tax$ave)
State University and College Certifying Officers; State University and College Benefits Administrators; State Monthly Certifying Officers; State Monthly Benefits Administrators
September 30, 2020
Open Enrollment for the New Jersey State Employees Tax Savings Program (Tax$ave)
State Department Certifying Officers, State Department Human Resource Directors, State Biweekly Payroll Locations Benefits Administrators
September 30, 2020
Financial Requirements for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits through the SHBP/SEHBP
Certifying Officers, State Colleges and Universities; Local Employers participating in the SHBP and SEHBP
September 28, 2020
Plan Year 2021 State Health Benefits Program Open Enrollment
Local Government Certifying Officers, Human Resource Directors, and Benefits Administrators
September 25, 2020
Plan Year 2021 State Health Benefits Program Open Enrollment
State Biweekly and State Monthly Certifying Officers, Human Resource Directors, and Benefits Administrators
September 25, 2020
Plan Year 2021 School Employees’ Health Benefits Program Open Enrollment
Local Education Certifying Officers, Human Resource Directions, and Benefits Administrators participating in the SEHBP
September 21, 2020
Information Regarding Employees on Leave of Absence and Health Benefits Coverage and Termination
SHBP and SEHBP Certifying Officers, Human Resources Representatives, and Benefit Administrators
September 18, 2020
PERS Municipal Election Extended Until November 2, 2020
Certifying Officers, Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
September 9, 2020

Announcement of New State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) Medical Plans for AFT Employees
State Monthly SHBP Certifying Officers, Human Resources Representatives, and Benefit Administrators

September 9, 2020

Renewal Required for Annual Membership Certification
Certifying Officers and Supervisors of Certifying Officers

September 4, 2020

Announcement of New State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) Medical Plans for IBEW, STFA, and Non-Aligned Employees
State Biweekly and State Monthly SHBP Certifying Officers, Human Resources Representatives, and Benefit Administrators

August 19, 2020

2020 PFRS Notice of Election
Certifying Officers of the Police and Firemen's Retirement System

August 14, 2020

Executive Order No. 172
State Biweekly, State Monthly, and SHBP-participating Local Government Certifying Officers, Human Resources Representatives, and Benefit Administrators

August 13, 2020

Suspension of Loan Repayment Under the CARES Act
Certifying Officers of the PFRS

July 13, 2020

ABP Default Provider – August 1, 2020
Certifying Officers, Alternate Benefits Program

June 30, 2020

Suspension of Loan Repayment Under the CARES Act
Certifying Officers of PERS, TPAF, SPRS, and JRS

June 30, 2020

CWA MOA: Furloughs
PFRS Certifying Officers

June 30, 2020

ABP Annual Report of Covered Lives
Certifying Officers, Alternate Benefits Program

June 2020

Executive Order No. 115 – Revised Information
Certifying Officers, All Funds

April 15, 2020

COVID-19 Update
PFRS Certifying Officers

March 19, 2020

Special Open Enrollment for Employees Enrolled in Horizon HMO
State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) and School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) Certifying Officers, Human Resources Representatives, and Benefit Administrators

February 13, 2020

Local Government Retiree Prescription Drug Plan Carve Out
Certifying Officers of Local Government Employers Participating in the SHBP

January 30, 2020

Termination of Employment in EPIC
Certifying Officers of Local Government, Local Education, and State Monthly Employers

January 24, 2020

State Representative Elected to the PERS Board of Trustees
Certifying Officers of PERS State Locations

January 21, 2020
Loan Recertification Annual Reminder
Certifying Officers, All Funds
January 21, 2020
Amended PERS Notice of County Election
Certifying Officers of PERS
January 8, 2020

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