Pension Planning


Peter Andreyev
NJSPBA
158 Main Street
Woodbridge, NJ 07095-2108

Tel: (732) 636-8860
Fax: (732) 636-0172
pandreyev@njspba.com

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Peter Andreyev has been a member of the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department since being hired as a Special Officer in 1992. He was hired full time as a Police Officer in February of 1994. Though most of his career was spent in Patrol, Pete also had assignments as a Bicycle Patrol Officer and as an Investigator. Pete also served as a Police Academy and Department Instructor in the Use of Force (Defensive Tactics) and EVOC. Pete was elected President of Point Pleasant Beach PBA Local 106 in June of 1996 and then took over an unexpired term as Delegate in November of 1997 and has served ever since. In 2003 Pete was elected to the State PBA Executive Board and is currently serving as 2nd Vice President.

In 2003 Pete was elected as Chairman of the Ocean County PBA conference and was appointed to various committees on the state level. Currently Pete serves on the Scholarship Committee, as well as the new delegates committee and convention committee. Pete was appointed to become the Chairman of the Convention Committee in 2013.

Pete was named the NJSPBA Pension Coordinator and started in that capacity on October 1, 2014. He will conduct Police and Firemens' Retirement System pension seminars throughout the state and will meet with individual members seeking information on disability retirements. He is available to answer any questions regarding the PFRS system by phone, email or in person.

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Governor Signs Legislation Providing Pension Benefits for PFRS Covid Victims

Governor Murphy last night signed several pieces of legislation last night including several of interest to the State PBA:

Coronavirus Deaths and Illness eligible for Benefits

Most importantly the Governor signed a bill to provide that PFRS members who contract the coronavirus and develop serious health problems or pass away are eligible for PFRS accidental disability or death benefits.  The final version of the bill, a State PBA priority, was crafted by us to ensure the membership was offered the most access possible to these benefits. This will provide important protections for any officer who became ill or died and for those still facing the disease.  To be eligible for the benefits a member must:

The member contracts COVID-19 and tests positive for SARS-CoV-2 during the public health emergency and is disabled from it as a result;

The member’s regular or assigned duties required the member to interact, and the member so interacted, with the public or to directly supervise other personnel so interacting with the public on any date during the public health emergency and within 14 calendar days prior to the appearance of symptoms consistent with COVID-19 that were confirmed in writing by a licensed health care provider on a form approved by the board of trustees and also confirmed by a positive test result for SARS-CoV-2;

A member who retired during the public health emergency may apply for a retirement allowance pursuant to this bill.

For an accidental death benefit, a member whose death is attributable to COVID-19, complications therefrom, or the aggravation or acceleration of a preexisting condition caused thereby will be deemed to have occurred as the result of an accident met in the actual performance of duty at some definite time and place if:

The member contracted COVID-19 and the member’s death occurs after receiving a positive test result for SARS-CoV-2 during thepublic health emergency;

The member’s regular or assigned duties required the member to interact, and the member so interacted, with the public or to directly supervise other personnel so interacting with the public on any date during the public health emergency and within 14 calendar daysprior to the appearance of symptoms consistent with COVID-19 that were confirmed in writing by a licensed health care provider on a form approved by the board of trustees and also confirmed by a positive test result for SARS-CoV-2;

 Eligibility for consideration for these benefits is retroactive to March 9, 2020.

IA Files Must Be Reviewed By Prospective Department

The Governor also signed legislation to require local governments to transfer the Internal Affairs files for law enforcement officers who seek employment with a different law enforcement agency.  The practice is already required by a new Attorney General rule.  And the files must remain confidential under the new law.

Governor Signs NJEA Health Care Reform

Finally, the Governor signed the NJEA health care reform proposal.  Our belief based on a review of the bill is that it would not benefit State PBA members or do away with the costs associated with their Chapter 78 contributions. In fact, this proposal could reduce benefits and still remain as costly for many State PBA members if applied to law enforcement. However, the Senate President has been steadfast in his commitment to work with the State PBA on our proposals for reducing the cost of health care while providing us Chapter 78 relief.

Pension Seminars Cancelled - April 2nd & 22nd

Pension Seminars scheduled for April 2, 2020 at the Morris County Police Academy and April 22, 2020 at the Ewing Police Department are canceled.  Both seminars will be rescheduled to a later date.

NJWELL PROGRAM AT THE 2020 MINI CONVENTION

This year’s mini convention will feature several displays by the Division of Pensions and Benefits as well as the opportunity for actively employed members covered by the State Health Benefits Program to complete a Biometric Health Screening , a required component of the SHBP’s NJWELL program. The screenings will be held on March 3, 2020 and March 4, 2020 in the Fort Pierce Salon B across from the meeting and exhibit rooms.

In addition to a non-fasting fingerstick screening which measures your cholesterol and glucose , your Body Mass Index (BMI) will be calculated based on your height and weight measurements. Results will be automatically uploaded to credit your NJWELL activities. Representatives from Horizon BCBSNJ will be onsite to answer any questions, describe other activities that earn NJWELL points (ie online activities, coaching, preventive screenings) and to assist you with completion of the required online Health Assessment. Eligible members who complete the NJWELL requirements and achieve a total of 800 points by October 31, 2020 will earn a prepaid card valued at $250.

Details about NJWELL can be found at nj.gov/njwell.

Use the link below to register in advance for the screening. Appointments are available every 15 minutes beginning at 9:00am. The last appointment will be at 2:45pm.

Follow these steps to schedule your appointment:

  1. Visit My.QuestforHealth.com
  2. Register Now (if new to the site) or Sign in.
  3. Use Registration Key ‘NJWELL’.
  4. Select Your Screening to schedule Onsite at the PBA mini-convention.

Bring your identification and your Horizon SHBP insurance card.

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Important Update for Chapter 330 Retirees

As we have advised you, some Chapter 330 member’s had incorrect deductions taken out of their January pension checks. We were informed by the Division today that this affected about 1,200 members and that corrections have been made and the February checks will be corrected. Any reimbursements that are due our members will be made around the 1st of February.

Chapter 330 Retirees

We have been receiving reports that the health benefit deductions from the January pension checks are incorrect in some cases. We encourage you to verify the proper deduction from the Chapter 330 Rate Charts on the Division of Pensions and Benefits web site. 
 
We are working with the division to determine the proper deductions should be.

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