PLEASE NOTE: Aetna will be conducting a Medicare survey starting on Feb 7 – Feb 24. The vendor Press Ganey will be making random outreaches to the SONJ MA retirees. We wanted to let you know that this is a real survey and members should cooperate if they want their opinions known to Aetna.
A Message from our President
Hope your holiday season was a happy one that was shared with family and friends! Wishing all of you a
Healthy and Happy 2023!
Our December 7, 2022 Luncheon was a great success! Not only did we get good information from Pat Provnick and the CCREA Executive Team, but we were able to enjoy each other’s company and have some good food.
I would like to thank Leslie Trucano for setting up the Holiday Entertainment. The Millville Women’s Club Choir, under the direction of Debora Permito, was fabulous. Their jovial singing of the Christmas/ Holiday songs definitely put us in the Christmas spirit. They also surprised Bebe DeLussa with a song to celebrate her 101st Birthday which is on January 14, 2023. Happy 101st Birthday Bebe, from all who Love You!
As mentioned at our Holiday Luncheon, I will not be seeking another term as president due to some health issues. The following CCREA Executive Members have expressed interest in running for the following positions:
President: Pamela Garwood
1st Vice-President: Kristina Hulitt
2nd Vice-President: Vacant
Treasurer: Marlene Walker
Recording Secretary: Leslie Trucano
Corresponding Secretary: Vacant
All interested in running for a position may contact Anita Schwartz at (856) 842-7049 or
Nominations will also be taken from the floor at our March 1, 2023 meeting.
With best wishes for a wonderful 2023,
Great News…. NJREA members have a direct line to NJREA to have their questions answered: 609-310-4546.
Once you are connected here are the prompt choices to make your life easier:
Option 1: NJREA Officers
Option 2: Pension
Option 3: Medicare/Health Benefits
Option 4: Prudential Life Insurance and Survivor Benefits
Option 5: Member Benefits Program
Option 6: NJREA Website
Option 7: NJREA Newsletter and NJEA Review
Option 8: NJEA PAC
Option 9: NJREA Membership (address changes, membership cards, membership status, etc.)
Option 0: Any Other Questions
Additional Important Phone Numbers you should have on hand
NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits:
Aetna SEHBP Educators Medicare Plan:(866) 816-3662
Optum RX: (844) 368-8765
NJEA Confidential Helpline: (866) 243-6532
Medicare: (800) 633-4227
Social Security Administration: (800) 772-1213
Through the generosity of the CCREA, NJREA, and other county retired association members, scholarships are provided to students throughout New Jersey and in various counties.
Do you know any Cumberland County High School Seniors interested in a career in Education? If so, encourage them to visit their Guidance Office to complete an application for our
CCREA Scholarship. The deadline for submission is April 5, 2023. Applications are also available on the CCREA website and from the Scholarship Chair at SchwartzAA@aol.com.
NJREA offers different scholarships to students planning on attending four year, two year, and technical education programs.
The deadline for these scholarships is February 1, 2023. Applications can be found on the NJREA website and were also sent to each of the Cumberland County Public High Schools. Cape May, Salem, and Camden County Retired Education Associations also provide scholarships for students in their counties.
If you have family or friends with a graduating senior in these counties, please encourage the students to apply. For scholarship applications in these counties, you can contact Anita Schwartz at SchwartzAA@aol.com for more information.
MARCH MEETING AND LUNCHEON
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
The meeting will begin at 11:00 AM. Lunch will be served following the meeting. Our meeting and luncheon will be at New Jersey Motorsports Park, OFFICER’S CLUB, 8000 Dividing Creek Rd., Millville, NJ 08332.
Maximizing Your Membership Webinar Series
NJEA/NEA Member Benefits and partners will be presenting a series of webinars in 2023. These webinars are designed to help members maximize the benefits of membership.
To register for any of the upcoming webinars log on to NJEA.org/mbwebinars. Below are the following available webinars:
NJEA Homebuying Helpers is presented online March 1, 2023 @ 4:30 PM.
Springtime Planning Using Your Member Benefits is presented online April 5, 2023 @ 4:30 PM.
Summer $avings is presented online May 10, 2023 @ 4:30 PM.
Buyer’s Edge Inc. - Orbit Energy &
Power, LLC ( Home Solar)
Residential Solar Electricity-Orbit Energy and Power is the Exclusive Solar Provider for Buyer’s Edge Inc., an NJEA-sponsored vendor. Members receive $0 Out-of-Pocket for Solar installation plus 1st three months of free Solar up to $500.
- No out-of-pocket expense,
- Increase the value of your home with guaranteed significant savings on your monthly utility bill.
Call for a free consultation with code: Buyer’s Edge or login www.BuyersEdgeInc.com with
Username: 3386 and Password: NJEA.
Awarded by the Cumberland County Retired Educators’ Association
Do you know of an individual or organization who:
- Has served as an example of dedication and service to the schools in Cumberland County?
- Has made an outstanding contribution to any of our schools in Cumberland County? Please assist the CCREA by making a nomination. The deadline is March 1, 2023.
New Trip Information COMING SOON!
The cruise to the Panama Canal was quite an adventure that included stops in Jamaica, Columbia, Costa Rica, and the Cayman Islands. We enjoyed plenty of daytime and evening entertainment and lots of good food.
I am working with a new Collette representative and information and fliers for future trips will be coming soon. Our trips support the CCREA Scholarship fund. In 2022 our trips raised
$1,300.00 for our scholarships.
Wheaton Arts, Cumberland County, is an arts and cultural center offering educators, students and the public unique opportunities to engage in the creative process.
Visitors can tour the Museum of American Glass, watch artists create works in glass and day in the artist studios, and shop the museum stores. Wheaton is located on an idyllic. 45 acre campus with a newly opened natural trail. NJREA members can receive $2.00 off one general admission when they show their NJREA membership card at the gate.
For more information about Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center check www.wheatonarts.org.
NJEA Member Benefits SAVE TIME AND MONEY
NJEA Member Benefits Program The best way to access your NJEA Member Benefits is to visit the expanded information in the Member Benefits pages of NJEA.org. NJEA Member Discounts Program is provided as a service to NJEA members on products and services.
Mandatory implementation of Multi-Factor Authentification (MFA) is now required for access to Member Benefits Online System (MBOS) via the myNewJersey portal.
The purpose of the CCREA is to keep members informed about benefits available to them and how they may attain those benefits; and advocate, promote, and urge the passage of local, state, and national legislation, and/or programs benefitting retired members.