Category: Health Benefits


Renewed call for pension reform angers public employee unions | Video | NJTV News

A major recommendation of the Steve Sweeney task force is to cut back again on public pensions. At the headquarters of the CWA in Trenton, that’s not going over so well.

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Shutdown briefing for Shop Stewards

We just briefed our CWA State Worker Shop Stewards on our plans in the event of a state government shut down. We’re ready to fight. We’re ready to do whatever it takes. ✊

State Workers: Text NJBUDGET to 69866 to stay up to date.

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BREAKING: DATE CHANGE of RALLY – 6/29

UPDATE: The Assembly and Senate cancelled their see for today, moving us much closer to a crisis. If you are coming down today, there will be a dry place to be at the Masonic Temple (100 Barrack St., just a…

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Text NJBUDGET to 69866 to get text message updates from CWA on the budget and a possible state government shutdown.

Text NJBUDGET to 69866 to get text message updates from CWA on the budget and a possible state government shutdown.

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NJ Direct Primary Care Week June 18-22, 2018

The New Jersey State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) and School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) offers employees and their covered dependents the opportunity to join a Direct Primary Care doctor’s office at no additional cost.

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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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