Retirement Services and Resources
Retirement planning can be daunting. However, NJPSA members can count on our retirement and benefits experts to assist with understanding the complex elements of the New Jersey public employees pension system.
They can help alleviate your uncertainty and stress, and guide you make the best personal decisions at the right time. Our team also regularly updates members about the ramifications of changes to the pension system.
NJPSA is unique among the state principal and supervisor associations in the country because of our retirement planning services. Members can call the NJPSA office to schedule an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with our retirement experts, Bob Murphy, Assistant Executive Director and Director of Retirement and Benefit Services; and Gary Kuzniak, Assistant Director of Retirement Services. They can help you plan for your future and/or prepare for retirement within the year.
Retirement Services Appointments
NJPSA members can request a retirement planning appointment by sending an email to RetirementAppt@njpsa.org. (Premier Active and Organizational NJPSA members)
In-District Consultations and Workshops
Our retirement experts can also come to you for a group of three or more. Retirement workshops are held periodically at the FEA Conference Center and other locations throughout the state. These sessions provide members with comprehensive information including the topics listed below.
- Retirement allowance
- Pension options
- Survivor benefits
- Taxation of benefits
- Health benefits
- Employment after retirement
NJPSA members are eligible to receive a retirement planning portfolio that includes a personalized estimate of the retirement allowance and a complete set of retirement planning materials. Take a moment to peruse the materials on this web page and feel free to give us a call at 609-860-1200 anytime. We are here to help you!
Retirement Survival Guide
For your convenience, Bob Murphy has put together a survivor’s guide of items that will be helpful as you prepare for your retirement. The materials in this guide include fact sheets, TPAF Life Insurance information, a list of vital documents you will need, and other important information that will help you and your family. Each document is downloadable in either Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or pdf format.
- Death Notification Checklist
- Health Benefits Fact Sheet
- Life-TPAF Certificate of Insurance
- Location of Vital Documents
- Location of Vital Documents 2
- Location of Vital Documents 3
- Monthly Budget
- Organizations You or Your Spouse Wish to be Notified
- Record of Benefits in Case of Death
- Reporting of a Death Fact Sheet
- Survivor Information
If you have questions about your upcoming retirement, you may find the answers PowerPoints below developed by Bob Murphy for his retirement presentations to NJPSA members.
Additional Helpful Resources
Below are links to government and health care websites that you may find useful during and as you plan for your retirement:
- Division of Pensions
- Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Aetna and Aetna Dental
- Social Security
- Social Security Education Center: View Answers to the 10 Most Commonly Asked Social Security Questions
- Internal Revenue Service
- Caring.com: Assisted Living Options; New Jersey Assisting Living Search
- Family Living Today: Resource for families living healthy and active lifestyles