Have questions about COVID-19?
The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the public on COVID-19:
Call: 2-1-1 for general information (24/7) or 1-800-962-1253 for medical information (24/7)
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
Visit covid19.nj.gov or nj.gov/health for additional information
The Division of Pensions & Benefits is continuously striving to provide the best possible service in the safest manner possible during this public health crisis. Please see Important COVID-19 Information for changes in service and other important COVID-19 related notices.
Due to technical issues as a result of tropical storm Isaias the Division's Call Center is currently unable to accept incoming calls. We appreciate your patience as we work to restore normal operations.
Eligibility for Active Group coverage is determined by the School Employees' Health Benefits Program (SEHBP). All enrollments, changes to coverage, terminations, etc. must go through your employer.
To be eligible, you must be a full-time employee or an appointed official from a local board of education employer that participates in the SEHBP. Each employer decides the minimum hours to be considered full-time by a resolution filed with the NJDPB, but it cannot be less than 25 hours per week. Employment must also be for 12 months per year, except for employees whose usual work schedule is 10 months per year (the standard school year).
Certain part-time employees are eligible for coverage. See the fact sheet below for more information.
Local Education Employee Applications
Local Education Employee Dental Plan Applications
Please Note: Completed applications must be returned to your human resources representative or benefits administrator for certification. Do not submit your application directly to the NJDPB.
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