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NJ State Worker Furlough Implementation

See: Guidance on Filing Unemployment Benefits for Furloughed State Workers Note: If you already filed a claim, do not refile. Note: Regardless of where you live, you file your unemployment claim with the NJ Department of Labor. UI claims are…

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Waiving Rules to Speed Hospital Admissions

To ensure our members get the care they need, eliminate potential delays in admission and treatment, and help New Jersey hospitals deal with the increasing demand on staff resources, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) is…

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CWA Human Rights – COVID-19 Resources

While the COVID-19 outbreak has a widespread impact, for some groups the situation furthers their vulnerabilities and limitations. On this page, you will find a list of resources, campaigns, and actions to help support your families and communities as we…

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State Health Benefit Plan COVID19 Testing/Treatment – No Cost to Members

All New Jersey State Health Benefit plans will cover all testing and treatment for COVID19 without member payment of copays, deductible or any other out of pocket costs.

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CWA and the State of New Jersey Contract July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2023

Contract July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2023 Contract CWA Communications Workers of American and the State of New Jersey July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2023 Contract. Administrative/Clerical Unit, Professional Unit, Higher Level Supervisory Unit, Higher Level Supervisory Unit…

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State Health Aetna Members Must Switch but CWA Negotiated Strong Options – What You Need to Know

State Health Aetna Members Must Switch but CWA Negotiated Strong Options  Starting in January 2020, Aetna will NO longer provide plans through the NJ State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) medical plan for active employees and early retirees.   SHBP recently…

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New Date! Membership meeting 3/7 at 4:30pm-6:15 @ Trenton War Memorial Tentative Contract Updates NJ State Workers 2019-2023

New Date! Membership meeting 3/7 at 4:30pm-6:15 @ Trenton War Memorial Tentative Contract Updates NJ State Workers 2019-2023

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CWA Local 1033 General Membership Meeting 1/24/19 @ Patriots Theater War Memorial Building 4:30pm

CWA Local 1033 union membership meeting 1/24/19

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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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