Category: Health Benefits


Summary of the CWA State of New Jersey Executive Branch Tentative Agreement – July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2019

Summary of the CWA State of New Jersey Executive Branch Tentative Agreement – July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2019
This agreement is subject to ratification by the members of the A, P, R and S bargaining units of the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO

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Beginning January 1, 2018, OptumRX is replacing Express Scripts as the prescription drug benefit manager

ATTENTION: Beginning January 1, 2018, OptumRX is replacing Express Scripts as the prescription drug benefit manager. For nearly all of our members it will simply have a new prescription drug card in your wallet with no change in drugs coverage.

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What you need to know about the State Health Benefits Plan in 2018

CWA has been on the cutting edge of trying to push back health care costs without cost-shifting.  Chapter 78 has harmed our members, caused healthcare to be too expensive, and has encouraged cost-shifting instead of cost containment. A new Administration and a reasonable Governor will hopefully lead to a more reasonable cost sharing on healthcare– but if you can, you should consider reducing your costs with these union-negotiated plans.

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CWA Fights Health Care Cuts, Wins Savings in New Jersey

CWA Fights Health Care Cuts, Wins Savings in New Jersey

After a year of work and advocacy by CWA and other public sector union representatives on New Jersey’s State Health Benefits Design Committee, nearly 40,000 CWA public workers will see no increase in health care costs in 2018 due to…

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0% Increase in SHBP Rates for 1/1/18 for Actives; Retiree Rates FALL; New PBM 1/1/18

0% Increase in SHBP Rates for 1/1/18 for Actives; Retiree Rates FALL; New PBM 1/1/18 No Change in Rates for Active Members; Retiree Rates Go Down    Effective January 1, 2018 there will be no increase in premiums for any…

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Membership Info for New Jersey Members | Paladina Health

Membership Info for New Jersey Members | Paladina Health

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CWA New Jersey Tele-Town Hall Call Wednesday May 31, 2017 at 7PM

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R-Health Direct Primary Care

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbuNTb3lKyY) The R-Health Direct Primary Care program is a free enhanced benefit for members of the New Jersey State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) and School Employee’s Health Benefits Plan (SEHBP). There are no co-pays, deductibles, or any other hidden…

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CWA REPORT ON STATE HEALTH BENEFITS PLAN 2017

Revised October 3, 2016 There are significant changes to the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) for 2017 . Your employer will distribute open enrollment information during the month of October and before January. We are publishing some beginning information so…

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NJ State Worker Healthcare Updates

OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD The Open Enrollment period for State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) begins on October 1, 2016 and ends on October 31, 2016. Open enrollment dates may be extended. During Open Enrollment active employees in the SHBP can make…

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