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EMPLOYER PENSION TRAINING

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ENROLLMENT TRAINING FOR EMPLOYERS
Required Under Chapter 52, P.L. 2011

Effective June 19, 2011, Chapter 52, P.L. 2011, requires that employers complete training on the rules and regulations governing eligibility and enrollment of employees in New Jersey State-administered retirement systems.

Certifying Officers and Supervisors:
See information on Required Chapter 52 Enrollment Training

Get general information about Chapter 52 and Enrollment Requirements


EMPLOYER PENSION PROCESSING TRAINING

The Division of Pensions and Benefits presents Employer Pension Processing Training for Certifying Officers and other personnel responsible for the administration of pension and benefits at employing locations.

  • Training is offered in a live classroom setting and prescheduled live Webinars hosted by GoToMeeting.

  • All training is designed to include recent changes to administrative rules and state and federal laws.

  • To begin, select the type of employer training that you require: 
   
  • Virtual on-site training is also available for individual locations. Please e-mail Roseann Whypp at Roseann.Whypp@treas.state.nj.us to schedule Webinar training with an Employer Education Specialist.

HEALTH BENEFITS TRAINING

Basics of Health Benefits 107

This seminar is for NEW employers to the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP/SEHBP) or NEW administrators at an employing location. It will cover eligibility for active employees and their dependents, required documentation, health, prescription and dental coverage. Leaves of Absence, Coverage Costs, COBRA, Chapter 375, and Annual Open Enrollment. The Health Benefit applications available under the EPIC system will be reviewed as well.

Webinars

Date Time Register Online
No current Webinars are scheduled    

Classroom Sessions

Date Time Location Register Online
No current classes are scheduled      

EPIC TRAINING FOR EMPLOYERS

This seminar covers the applications that are available under the Employer Pensions and Benefits Information Connection (EPIC), including completion of the employer certifications such as death, withdrawals and retirement.  It also covers completion of the enrollment application for PERS, TPAF and DCRP, checking for existing accounts, payroll certifications, the employer appropriations bill, and Employer electronic payment transactions using TEPS , and a brief discussion of SHBP/SEHBP application.  We will also cover how to utilize the EPIC security application and demographic updates which must be completed online effective January 1, 2013. Time will be allowed for questions and answers.

The class does not include IROC (Internet Report of Contributions) training as there is a separate training for the IROC. Please keep in mind that these are NOT a substitute for the enrollment training required by Chapter 52 P.L. 2011.

Webinars

Date

Time Register Online
No current Webinars are scheduled  

Classroom Sessions

Date Time Location Register Online
No current classes are scheduled    

INTERNET REPORT OF CONTRIBUTIONS (IROC) TRAINING

This employer training is designed for anyone in payroll or benefit administration who is responsible for completing the quarterly pension Internet Report of Contributions or IROC. Whether you are brand new or a seasoned veteran, we are sure that you will benefit from this training. Enrollment is limited. Please keep in mind that these are NOT a substitute for the enrollment training required by Chapter 52 P.L. 2011.

Webinars

Date Time Register Online
Monday, October 6, 2014 9:00 A.M. Register

Classroom Sessions

Date Time Location Register Online
Thursday, October 2, 2014 9:00 A.M. Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex Register


DCRP ENROLLMENT AND PROCESSING

This program covers the enrollment rules for the Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP) in detail. We will discuss permanent, temporary, and on-call enrollment rules and show you how to enroll employees using the Employer Pensions and Benefits Information Connection (EPIC). Representatives from the Division and Prudential will explain DCRP benefits and the reporting process. Time will be allowed for questions and answers. Please keep in mind that these are NOT a substitute for the enrollment training required by Chapter 52 P.L. 2011.

Webinars

Date Time Register Online
No current Webinars are scheduled    

Classroom Sessions

Date Time Location Register Online
No current classes are scheduled      

LOCAL EDUCATION EMPLOYER TRAINING

PENSION PROCESSING 101 (Local Education Employers)

Enrollments, Benefits Overview, and Online Systems — This employer training session covers enrollment rules and procedures for the PERS, TPAF, and DCRP and presents a brief overview of the benefits of each of the plans. We introduce the Employer Pensions and Benefits Information Connection (EPIC), where employers can access to their employees' pension account information for processing and inquiry. We also introduce the Member Benefits Online System (MBOS), which allows employees and retirees to access their own accounts. Please keep in mind that these are NOT a substitute for the enrollment training required by Chapter 52 P.L. 2011.

Webinars

Date Time Register Online
No current webinars are scheduled    

Classroom Sessions

Date Time Location Register Online
No current classes are scheduled      

PENSION PROCESSING 201 (Local Education Employers)

Employer Responsibilities This employer training session provides training on the employer’s responsibility in the pension and benefit process including purchase of service credit, loans, retirement, health benefits and death claims and how to use the Employer Pensions and Benefits Information Connection (EPIC) for these tasks. We will also present a brief overview of the School Employees' Health Benefits Program. Please keep in mind that these are NOT a substitute for the enrollment training required by Chapter 52 P.L. 2011.

Webinars

Date Time Register Online
No current classes are scheduled    

Classroom Sessions

Date Time Location Register Online
No current classes are scheduled      

LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYER TRAINING

PENSION PROCESSING 102 (Local Government Employers)

Enrollments, Benefits Overview, and Online Systems This employer training session covers enrollment rules and procedures for the PERS, PFRS, and DCRP and presents a brief overview of the benefits of each of the plans. We introduce the Employer Pensions and Benefits Information Connection (EPIC), where employers can access to their employees' pension account information for processing and inquiry. We also introduce the Member Benefits Online System (MBOS), which allows employees and retirees to access their own accounts. Please keep in mind that these are NOT a substitute for the enrollment training required by Chapter 52 P.L. 2011.

Webinars

Date Time Register Online
No current webinars are scheduled 10:00 A.M. Register

Classroom Sessions

Date Time Location Register Online
No current classes are scheduled      

PENSION PROCESSING 202 (Local Government Employers)

Employer Responsibilities This employer training session provides training on the employer’s responsibility in the pension and benefit process including purchase of service credit, loans, retirement, health benefits and death claims and how to use the Employer Pensions and Benefits Information Connection (EPIC) for these tasks. We will also present a brief overview of the State Health Benefits program. Please keep in mind that these are NOT a substitute for the enrollment training required by Chapter 52 P.L. 2011.

Webinars

Date Time Register Online
No current webinars are scheduled    

Classroom Sessions

Date Time Location Register Online
No current classes are scheduled      

STATE DEPARTMENT/AGENCY EMPLOYER TRAINING

PENSION PROCESSING 103 (State Employers)

Enrollment, Benefits, and Employer Responsibilities — This is a training class for human resource and payroll staff with responsibility for pension and health benefit administration at State employing locations. The class covers the enrollment rules and procedures for all of the State-administered retirement systems (PERS, TPAF, PFRS, DCRP), the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP), and presents a brief overview of the benefits of these plans. We introduce the Employer Pensions and Benefits Information Connection (EPIC), where employers can access to their employees' pension account information for processing and inquiry. We also introduce the Member Benefits Online System (MBOS), which allows employees and retirees to access their own accounts. Please keep in mind that these are NOT a substitute for the enrollment training required by Chapter 52 P.L. 2011.

Webinars

Date

Time Register Online
No current Webinars are scheduled  

Classroom Sessions

Date Time Location Register Online
No current classes are scheduled    
 
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