A Message from our President
I'm sure we all are excited that spring is here! I know that I am looking forward to seeing the humming birds, flowers blooming, and enjoying the beautiful weather.
Our May 11th Luncheon will be at Terrigno's Fairfield Inn, 153 Bridgeton-Fairton Road, Bridgeton, NJ. We are only able to accommodate 60 members… so please, it will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Connie Cossaboom and I have been working hard to set our next year's luncheons. We are moving our CCREA Luncheon location and the dates as follows: Our new home for our luncheons for 2022-2023 will be the New Jersey Motorsports Park, 8000 Dividing Creek Rd., Millville, NJ. The luncheons will be held on the 1st Wednesday of October, December, March, & May. We, the CCREA Executive Committee, have heard your concerns and hopefully you will like our new home for 2022-2023
Some of you have called me regarding Medicare Income Related Monthly Amount Adjustment (IRMAA) Reimbursements. On March 17, 2022, the Division of Pension & Benefits posted the following information:
"Letters have been mailed for plan year 2021 income related (IRMAA) Medicare reimbursements. Eligible retirees should watch for their letter to arrive from mynjbenefitshub and follow the revised procedures to return the required documentation and forms to mynjbenefitshubfor reimbursement. The deadline for document submittal has been extended to May 1,2022. Retirees should not send documents to the NJDPB; however, any documents that have already been received will be forwarded to mynjbenefitshub for processing."
If you should have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me.
Coming soon, we will be needing your assistance with the upcoming elections. I hope you will help us, as we definitely will need it. So enjoy your Spring and Summer… we will need you in September!
As my first year as your president comes to an end, I want to thank my Executive Committee and all of you, the Members, for all your support!
Changes to Pension information have to be made using the Member Benefits Online System (MBOS).
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The meeting will begin at 11:00 AM. Lunch will be served following the meeting. Our meeting and luncheon will be at TERRIGNO'S FAIRFIELD INN, 153 Bridgeton-Fairton Road, Bridgeton, NJ.
Return this form with your payment to Irene Savicky, 312 Princeton Road South, Glassboro, NJ, 08028, by April 22, 2022. Make checks payable to CCREA.
Do you know any Cumberland County High School Seniors interested in a career in Education? If so, encourage them to visit their Guidance Office to complete an application for our CCREA Scholarship. The deadline for submission is April 12, 2022.
Scholarship Chair Anita Schwartz - SchwartzAA@aol.com.
Looking to Work after Retirement
To be eligible to receive a New Jersey-administered pension, you must completely stop working for any public employer in the state before you can go back to work in the New Jersey public sector. This means you must completely end the employment relationship with your previous employer, with no arrangements to return in any capacity.
NEA Member Benefits has launched a new entertainment ticket program for NEA members, the NEA Discount Tickets Program. This program provides members with access to the world's greatest entertainment brands including Walt Disney Resorts. Universal Resort. Cirque du Soleil. Sea World, and many more. Members save up to 40% on tickets in five event categories: Theme Parks. Movies. Broadway Shows. Ski Resorts, and Preferred Access Events, including Concerts and Sports.
The NEA Discount Tickets platform has been designed for ease of use. Transparent pricing with this program displays all taxes and fees, clear billing and credit card information, and comprehensive ticket and box office/pickup details. In addition, the program provides a toll-free NEA customer service number. 833-266-0632. 8 am-10 pm. EST. 7 days a week.
NEA members and their spouses/domestic partners eligible dependents and family members may participate in the program. Access requires registration on the NEA Members Benefits website, www.neamb.com/tickets.
Wheaton Arts, Cumberland County, is an arts and cultural center offering educators, students and the public unique opportunities to engage in the creative process.
Visitors can tour the Museum of American Glass, watch artists create works in glass and day in the artist studios, and shop the museum stores. Wheaton is located on an idyllic. 45 acre campus with a newly opened natural trail. NJREA members can receive $2.00 off one general admission when they show their NJREA membership card at the gate.
For more information about Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center check www.wheatonarts.org.
NJEA Member Benefits Program The best way to access your NJEA Member Benefits is to visit the expanded information in the Member Benefits pages of NJEA.org. NJEA Member Discounts Program is provided as a service to NJEA members on products and services.
A huge THANKS to those who donated to the Vineland Veterans Home during the holidays. All our donations were very much appreciated!
For the winter months we are collecting:
2. Word finds
3. Adult coloring books
4. Colored pencils.
Please bring to our next meeting. If you have things before then or have any questions, please contact Connie Cossaboom at 856-455-8340.
The Cumberland County Family Shelter sends their appreciation for the kindness of our members. The sweatshirts and winter wear were perfect!
The purpose of the CCREA is to keep members informed about benefits available to them and how they may attain those benefits; and advocate, promote, and urge the passage of local, state, and national legislation, and/or programs benefitting retired members.