The goal of the NJMEBF is to provide a long-term solution to control benefit costs while
providing programs for employees and their families to obtain quality healthcare.
The Fund has accomplished these goals through:
More effective management of claims/payments.
Negotiating with area providers to lower claim costs.
Eliminating or reducing insurance company profit, overhead, and premium taxes etc. A HIF is a public entity owned and controlled by its members. Any surplus is ultimately returned to its members in the form of dividends.
Negotiating with national networks for access to primary care physicians, specialists and specialized facilities.
Providing support to its members in bargaining unit contract negotiations and plan designs.
Employee education and wellness programs.
Open Enrollment Period for the members of the North Jersey Municipal Employees Benefits Fund!
October 24th through November 18th, 2016 has been designated as the "Open Enrollment" period for employees of the municipalities that are members of the North Jersey Municipal Employee Benefits Fund.
If you have previously declined medical, prescription or dental coverage, or should you desire to add a dependent(s), you may enroll yourself and/or your eligible dependent(s) during this "Open Enrollment" period. Please contact your benefits coordinator for the appropriate forms. You must submit your change to your contact person no later than November 18, 2016. The Fund cannot accept change forms after this date.
We would like to take this opportunity to suggest that you closely review the different plans that are offered by your employer and compare the differences in the premium cost. Chapter 78 requires employees to contribute to the premium cost so keep in mind the lower the cost of the plan the lower your employee contributions will be.
Please be advised that it is your responsibility to notify your Municipal Benefits Administrator of any COBRA qualifying events such as a divorce, death of an employee’s spouse, or dependent children ceasing to be eligible.
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Are you interested in long term rate stability for your municipality or school board?
Last 3 years' overall rate increase Fund-wide was 8.51%
Since 1995 overall Fund annual rate increases have averaged 8.86% (before dividend returns)
Since the Funds inception in 1993 surplus/dividend returns have averaged about 5% of premiums paid.
The NJMEBF serves those eligible public entities that are dedicated to the Funds Philosophy, are active participants and are located in the counties of Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren, Essex and those portions of Hunterdon, Somerset and Union north of I-78.
* In 2007 legislation was passed that allows school districts to join with municipalities in a Health Insurance Fund "HIF"
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Township of Andover
Township of Berkeley Heights
Borough of Bloomingdale
Township of Byram
Town of Dover
Township of Hanover
Township of Hardyston
Borough of Hopatcong
Knowlton Board of Education
Borough of Lincoln Park
Borough of Madison
Township of Montville
Borough of Mountain Lakes
Borough of Netcong
Town of Newton
Borough of Prospect Park
Township of Randolph
Borough of Ringwood
Township of Roxbury
Township of Wantage
Borough of Wharton
Township of West Milford
Borough of Woodland Park
Use the links below to find out how the NJMEBF benefits you.