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RETIREMENT
PERS, TPAF, PFRS, SPRS & JRS

Fact Sheet Number and Topic Last Update
Fact Sheet #4, Applying for Retirement (PERS & TPAF) Adobe PDF (49K) 8/13
Fact Sheet #5, Pension Options (PERS & TPAF) Adobe PDF (58K) 8/13
Fact Sheet #6, Your Retirement Checklist (All Funds) Adobe PDF (45K) 8/13
Fact Sheet #11, Enrolling in Health Benefits Coverage When You Retire Adobe PDF (47K) 11/12
Fact Sheet #12, Taxation of Retirement Benefits (All funds) Adobe PDF (45K) 2/09
Fact Sheet #13, Conversion of Group Life Insurance (All Funds) Adobe PDF (41K) 1/13
Fact Sheet #14, Deferred Retirement (PERS, TPAF & PFRS) Adobe PDF (50K) 1/13
Fact Sheet #15, Disability Retirement Benefits (PERS & TPAF) Adobe PDF (45K) 4/14
Fact Sheet #16, Disability Retirement Benefits (PFRS) Adobe PDF (50K) 4/14
Fact Sheet #17, Veteran Status (PERS, TPAF & PFRS) Adobe PDF (19K) 8/13
Fact Sheet #18, Cost-of-Living Adjustments (All Funds) Adobe PDF (24K) 2/14
Fact Sheet #19, Applying for Retirement (PFRS) Adobe PDF (53K) 2/14
Fact Sheet #21, Employment After Retirement (PERS) Temporarily Unavailable Pending Revision 8/11
Fact Sheet #23, Health Benefit Programs and Medicare Parts A & B for Retirees Adobe PDF (32K) 1/13
Fact Sheet #28, Employment After Retirement (TPAF) Temporarily Unavailable Pending Revision 3/11
Fact Sheet #29, Employment After Retirement (PFRS) Temporarily Unavailable Pending Revision 8/11
Fact Sheet #39, Disability Retirement Benefits (State Police Retirement System)Temporarily Unavailable Pending Revision 7/11
Fact Sheet #41, Applying for Retirement (State Police Retirement System) Adobe PDF (40K) 2/14
Fact Sheet #42, Divorce, Dissolution of a Civil Union, and Your Retirement Benefits Adobe PDF (33K) 7/12
Fact Sheet #43, Back Pay Settlements and Retirement Credit Adobe PDF (24K) 11/10
Fact Sheet #46, LEO:Law Enforcement Officers and the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) Adobe PDF (37K) 2/14
Fact Sheet #49, Family Status Changes - Retirees (All Funds) Adobe PDF (33K) 1/11
Fact Sheet #53 — Replaced by the PERS Handbook Addendum for the Legislative Retirement System (LRS) Adobe PDF (73K)  
Fact Sheet #54, Calculating Your Own Retirement Adobe PDF (47K) 3/14
Fact Sheet #57, Employment After Retirement (SPRS) Temporarily Unavailable Pending Revision Adobe PDF (24K) 2/12
Fact Sheet #61, JRS Survivor Benefits and Pension Options (JRS) Adobe PDF (47K) 2/14
Fact Sheet #62 — Replaced by the PERS Handbook Addendum for the Prosecutors Part of the PERS Adobe PDF (70K)  
Fact Sheet #63 — Replaced by the PERS Handbook Addendum for the Workers' Compensation Judges (WCJ) Part of the PERS Adobe PDF (75K)  
Fact Sheet #64, About Your Retirement Check (All Funds) Adobe PDF (51K) 3/14
Fact Sheet #68, Designating a Beneficiary Adobe PDF (32K) 1/13
Fact Sheet #71, Benefits Under the Domestic Partnership Act Adobe PDF (36K) 5/11
Fact Sheet #72, Identity Theft and Your Benefits Adobe PDF (47K) 9/13
Fact Sheet #73, Retiree Dental Expense Plan Adobe PDF (38K) 9/09
Fact Sheet #75, Civil Unions Adobe PDF (51K) 5/11
Fact Sheet #76, Honorable Service Adobe PDF (39K) 9/09
Fact Sheet #79, Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP) for PERS, TPAF, PFRS, and SPRS Members Adobe PDF (38K) 3/14
Fact Sheet #80, Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP) for Elected and Appointed Officials Adobe PDF (34K) 7/13
Fact Sheet #82, Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP) if Ineligible for PERS or TPAF Adobe PDF (44K) 7/13
Fact Sheet #83, Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) Adobe PDF (44K) 5/13

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ENROLLMENT

Fact Sheet Number and Topic Last Update
Fact Sheet #8, Enrollment Eligibility and Age Limits (PFRS) Adobe PDF (41K) 6/13
Fact Sheet #17, Veteran Status (PERS, TPAF & PFRS) Adobe PDF (19K) 8/13
Fact Sheet #38, Alternate Benefit Program Adobe PDF (42K) 3/14
Fact Sheet #46, LEO:Law Enforcement Officers and the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) Adobe PDF (37K) 2/14
Fact Sheet #62 — Replaced by the PERS Handbook Addendum for the Prosecutors Part of the PERS Adobe PDF (70K)  
Fact Sheet #63 — Replaced by the PERS Handbook Addendum for the Workers' Compensation Judges (WCJ) Part of the PERS Adobe PDF (75K)  
Fact Sheet #70, Multi-State Agency Participation in the PERS (PERS) Adobe PDF (33K) 7/04
Fact Sheet #71, Benefits Under the Domestic Partnership Act Adobe PDF (56K) 5/11
Fact Sheet #75, Civil Unions Adobe PDF (51K) 5/11
Fact Sheet #78, Requirements for Review of a Title for Participation in the PFRS Adobe PDF (54K) 2/12
Fact Sheet #79, Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP) for PERS, TPAF, PFRS, and SPRS Members Adobe PDF (38K) 3/14
Fact Sheet #80, Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP) for Elected and Appointed Officials Adobe PDF (34K) 7/13
Fact Sheet #82, Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP) if Ineligible for PERS or TPAF Adobe PDF (44K) 7/13

ENROLLMENT WHEN RETURNING FROM RETIREMENT 

Fact Sheet #21, Employment After Retirement (PERS) Temporarily Unavailable Pending Revision Adobe PDF (45K) 9/10
Fact Sheet #28, Employment After Retirement (TPAF) Temporarily Unavailable Pending Revision Adobe PDF (44K) 9/10
Fact Sheet #29, Employment After Retirement (PFRS) Temporarily Unavailable Pending Revision Adobe PDF (33K) 1/09
Fact Sheet #57, Employment After Retirement (SPRS) Temporarily Unavailable Pending Revision Adobe PDF (24K) 2/12

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PURCHASE OF SERVICE & PENSION LOANS

Fact Sheet Number and Topic Last Update
Fact Sheet #1, Purchasing Service Credit (PERS, TPAF & PFRS) Adobe PDF (37K) 7/12
Fact Sheet #2, Estimating the Cost of Purchasing Service Credit (PERS & TPAF) Adobe PDF (33K) 7/12
Fact Sheet #3, Estimating the Cost of Purchasing Service Credit (PFRS) Adobe PDF (30K) 8/13
Fact Sheet #36, Military Service after Enrollment and USERRA Adobe PDF (31K) 7/12
Fact Sheet #81, Pension Loans (PERS, TPAF, PFRS & SPRS) Adobe PDF (33K) 12/12

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HEALTH BENEFITS

Fact Sheet Number and Topic Last Update
Fact Sheet #11, Enrolling in Health Benefits Coverage When You Retire Adobe PDF (47K) 11/12
Fact Sheet #23, Health Benefit Programs and Medicare Parts A & B for Retirees Adobe PDF (32K) 1/13
Fact Sheet #25, Employer Responsibilities Under COBRA Adobe PDF (31K) 5/12
Fact Sheet #26, Health Benefits Options When Terminating Employment Adobe PDF (31K) 7/13
Fact Sheet #30, The Continuation of Health Benefits Under COBRA Adobe PDF (36K) 5/12
Fact Sheet #31, Benefits at Termination of Employment through Resignation, Dismissal or Layoff Adobe PDF (42K) 5/12
Fact Sheet #37, Employee Dental Plans Adobe PDF (39K) 3/12
Fact Sheet #47, Health Benefits Retired Coverage Under Chapter 330 (PFRS) (LEO) Adobe PDF (29K) 1/13
Fact Sheet #48, Family Status Changes - Employees (All Funds) Adobe PDF (35K) 1/11
Fact Sheet #49, Family Status Changes - Retirees (All Funds) Adobe PDF (33K) 1/11
Fact Sheet #51, Continuing Health Benefits Coverage for Overage Children with Disabilities (SHBP) Adobe PDF (30K) 2/14
Fact Sheet #66, Health Benefits Coverage for Part-Time Employees Adobe PDF (35K) 11/12
Fact Sheet #69, SHBP Coverage for State Intermittent Employees Adobe PDF (30K) 1/11
Fact Sheet #71, Benefits Under the Domestic Partnership Act Adobe PDF (53K) 5/11
Fact Sheet #73, Retiree Dental Expense Plan Adobe PDF (35K) 1/11
Fact Sheet #74, Health Benefits Coverage of Children until Age 31 under Chapter 375 Adobe PDF (27K) 4/13
Fact Sheet #75, Civil Unions Adobe PDF (54K) 5/11

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TAX$AVE PLANS

Fact Sheet Number and Topic Last Update
Fact Sheet #44, Tax$ave Adobe PDF (42K) 8/13
Fact Sheet #67, Commuter Tax$ave Program Adobe PDF (28K) 3/14
Fact Sheet #71, Benefits Under the Domestic Partnership Act Adobe PDF (56K) 5/11
Fact Sheet #75, Civil Unions Adobe PDF (51K) 5/11

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DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLANS

Fact Sheet Number and Topic Last Update
Fact Sheet #7, New Jersey State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan Distribution Options Adobe PDF (28K) 1/07
Fact Sheet #9, Divorce and Your Deferred Compensation Plan Account Adobe PDF (29K) 5/11
Fact Sheet #32, The New Jersey State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan Adobe PDF (29K) 1/14
Fact Sheet #34, The Additional Contributions Tax-Sheltered (ACTS) Program Adobe PDF (43K) 3/14
Fact Sheet #35, The Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Fund of New Jersey (SACT) (All Funds) Adobe PDF (29K) 1/13
Fact Sheet #38, Alternate Benefit Program Adobe PDF (42K) 3/14
Fact Sheet #79, Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP) for PERS, TPAF, PFRS, and SPRS Members Adobe PDF (38K) 3/14
Fact Sheet #80, Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP) for Elected and Appointed Officials Adobe PDF (34K) 7/13
Fact Sheet #82, Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP) if Ineligible for PERS or TPAF Adobe PDF (448K) 7/13

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WITHDRAWAL

Fact Sheet Number and Topic Last Update
Fact Sheet #24, Withdrawal from the Retirement System Adobe PDF (30K) 3/13
Fact Sheet #26, Health Benefits Options When Terminating Employment Adobe PDF (31K) 7/13
Fact Sheet #27, The Taxability and Mandatory Withholding of Income Tax From Your Pension Distribution Adobe PDF (45K) 3/13

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LIFE INSURANCE

Fact Sheet Number and Topic Last Update
Fact Sheet #13, Conversion of Group Life Insurance (All Funds) Adobe PDF (41K) 1/13
Fact Sheet #22, Waiver of Noncontributory Group Life Insurance over $50,000 Adobe PDF (28K) 2/14
Fact Sheet #42, Divorce, Dissolution of a Civil Union, and Your Retirement Benefits Adobe PDF (33K) 7/12
Fact Sheet #58, Group Life Insurance (PERS and TPAF) Adobe PDF (39K) 6/12
Fact Sheet #59, Group LIfe Insurance (PFRS) Adobe PDF (31K) 3/11
Fact Sheet #68, Designating a Beneficiary Adobe PDF (32K) 1/13
Fact Sheet #83, Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) Adobe PDF (44K) 5/13

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DEATH BENEFITS

Fact Sheet Number and Topic Last Update
Fact Sheet #10, Reporting a Death Adobe PDF (29K) 7/10
Fact Sheet #40, SPRS Death Benefits (State Police Retirement System) Adobe PDF (44K) 7/10
Fact Sheet #68, Designating a Beneficiary Adobe PDF (32K) 1/13

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EMPLOYER AND MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS

Fact Sheet Number and Topic Last Update
Fact Sheet #8, Enrollment Eligibility and Age Limits (PFRS) Adobe PDF (41K) 6/13
Fact Sheet #10, Reporting a Death Adobe PDF (29K) 7/10
Fact Sheet #17, Veteran Status (PERS, TPAF & PFRS) Adobe PDF (19K) 8/13
Fact Sheet #20, Leave of Absence and Your Benefits (All Funds) Adobe PDF (43K) 7/13
Fact Sheet #25, Employer Responsibilities Under COBRA Adobe PDF (31K) 5/12
Fact Sheet #26, Health Benefits Options When Terminating Employment Adobe PDF (31K) 7/13
Fact Sheet #27, The Taxability and Mandatory Withholding of Income Tax From Your Pension Distribution Adobe PDF (45K) 3/13
Fact Sheet #30, The Continuation of Health Benefits Under COBRA Adobe PDF (39K) 5/12
Fact Sheet #31, Benefits at Termination of Employment through Resignation, Dismissal or Layoff Adobe PDF (42K) 5/12
Fact Sheet #33, The Employer's Role in a Disability Retirement Adobe PDF (46K) 7/10
Fact Sheet #42, Divorce, Dissolution of a Civil Union, and Your Retirement Benefits Adobe PDF (33K) 7/12
Fact Sheet #43, Back Pay Settlements and Retirement Credit Adobe PDF (24K) 11/10
Fact Sheet #45, Workers' Compensation (PERS, TPAF, PFRS & SPRS) Adobe PDF (44K) 2/14
Fact Sheet #46, LEO:Law Enforcement Officers and the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) Adobe PDF (37K) 2/14
Fact Sheet #48, Family Status Changes - Employees (All Funds) Adobe PDF (35K) 1/11
Fact Sheet #49, Family Status Changes - Retirees (All Funds) Adobe PDF (33K) 1/11
Fact Sheet #50, Charter Schools (PERS & TPAF) Adobe PDF (30K) 1/05
Fact Sheet #52, Retirement Incentive Programs Adobe PDF (30K) 1/01
Fact Sheet #55, Accidental Disability or Accidental Death Benefit Coverage for Off-Duty or Outside Employment (PFRS & PERS) Adobe PDF (26K) 2/14
Fact Sheet #56, Creditable Compensation (PFRS) Adobe PDF (27K) 3/14
Fact Sheet #60, Voluntary Furlough Program (All Funds) Adobe PDF (40K) 12/10
Fact Sheet #65, Volunteer Emergency-Worker's Survivors Pension Adobe PDF (77K) 3/14
Fact Sheet #70, Multi-State Agency Participation in the PERS (PERS) Adobe PDF (33K) 7/04
Fact Sheet #71, Benefits Under the Domestic Partnership Act Adobe PDF (56K) 5/11
Fact Sheet #72, Identity Theft and Your Benefits Adobe PDF (47K) 9/13
Fact Sheet #75, Civil Unions Adobe PDF (51K) 5/11
Fact Sheet #76, Honorable Service Adobe PDF (39K) 9/09
Fact Sheet #77, The Quarterly Report of Contributions Adobe PDF (43K) 1/14
Fact Sheet #78, Requirements for Review of a Title for Participation in the PFRS Adobe PDF (54K) 2/12
Fact Sheet #79, Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP) for PERS, TPAF, PFRS, and SPRS Members Adobe PDF (38K) 3/14
Fact Sheet #80, Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP) for Elected and Appointed Officials Adobe PDF (34K) 7/13
Fact Sheet #82, Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP) if Ineligible for PERS or TPAF Adobe PDF (44K) 7/13
Fact Sheet #83, Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) Adobe PDF (44K) 5/13
Fact Sheet #84, Professional Services Contracts, Independent Contractors, and Pension Enrollment Adobe PDF (53K) 4/14

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