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Waiting Period Waived – Executive Order No. 17

Posted in: Benefits News

Effective August 3, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 172, which waives the 60-day waiting period for enrollment in the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) for newly hired employees and members returning from retirement, layoff, etc. for the duration of the Public Health Emergency.

  • New or returning employees who were hired on or after March 9, 2020, may immediately enroll in the SHBP at the member’s election.
  • New or returning employees hired on or after August 3, 2020, were automatically enrolled effective date of hire upon submission of enrollment forms to the New Jersey Division of Pensions & Benefits (NJDPB)