Chapter 44 Calculator
NJ P.L. 2020 Chapter 44 requires public local education employers to offer a medical and prescription plan called the Educators Health Plan. Any local education employee who enrolls in this plan will no longer be subject to Chapter 78 contribution requirements and instead will pay a percentage of their base salary (or non-Medicare retiree’s annual retirement allowance) towards the cost of the plan. The amount the employee or retiree pays is based on their salary and coverage tier they are enrolled in.
Note that the Chapter 44 contribution cannot exceed the previous Chapter 78 contribution. In every case, the lower contribution applies. When the base salary or retirement allowance is more than $125,000, the percent to be contributed shall be the same as for a base salary or retirement allowance of $125,000.