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Benefits Workshops

Montclair State University’s Benefits team schedules employee workshops throughout the year on various topics. For more information about upcoming workshops, select one of the links below.

Pre-Retirement Workshop: Alternative Benefits Program (ABP)

The Retirement workshop is designed to provide an overview of your steps to Retirement. This workshop is designed for employees who are within their 1-year of retirement.

ABP Retirement Zoom Workshop Dates:

  • December 14, 2023 from 11am – 12pm
  • March 7, 2024 from 11am – 12pm
  • April 18, 2024 from 11am – 12pm

To register, please contact the benefits team at hr-benefits@montclair.edu to register.

ABP Preparing for Retirement

Public Employees Retirement (PERS) Workshop

The Retirement workshop is designed to provide an overview of your steps to Retirement. This workshop is designed for employees who are within their 1-year of retirement.

PERS Retirement Zoom Workshop Dates:

  • December 14, 2023 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • March 7, 2024 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • April 18, 2024 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm

To register, please contact the benefits team at hr-benefits@montclair.edu to register.

PERS Preparing for Retirement

Maternity/Paternity Leave Workshops

In this workshop, employees who are preparing a family, considering adoption, or who are planning to become a parent are provided with essential leave-related information.

Parental Leave Zoom Workshop Dates:

  • January 18, 2024 from 12:00pm – 1pm
  • March 14, 2024 from 12:00pm – 1pm
  • May 16, 2024 from 12:00pm – 1pm

To register, please contact the benefits team at hr-benefits@montclair.edu to register.

Financial Counseling Sessions

Financial Counselling Sessions

Financial and retirement counseling sessions will be offered by representatives from TIAA, VOYA, Empower, AXA, Metlife, and Valic on campus during 2023. These sessions will focus on your specific needs as you prepare for retirement. Registration is required.

TIAA – Nancy Vandergoot & Joe Del Grande

Time: 9:00 am- 4:30 pm
Register here for your one-on-one session

Montclair Campus Dates:
Where: School of Business Classroom 114

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2023
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2024
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Bloomfield Campus Dates:
Where: 467 Franklin Street – Room 212 Knox Hall

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2024
  • Thursday, February 8, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024

VOYA – Frank Booth

One-on-One Sessions:
Register here for your one-on-one session

Montclair Campus Dates:
Where: 18 Normal Ave – HR Benefits Satellite Office

  • January 17th from 10am-2pm
  • November 16th on Zoom from 10am-2pm

Bloomfield Campus Dates:
Where: 467 Franklin Street – Room 212 Knox Hall

  • October 3rd from 10am-3pm
  • November 8th from 10am-3pm
  • November 16th on Zoom from 10am-2pm
  • January 31st from 10am-2pm
  • April 3rd from 10am-3pm

Workshops held via Zoom
Email frank.booth@voyafa.com to register

  • Understanding Retirement Savings Plan
    • October 10th: 12pm and 1pm
  • Retirement Income Planning Workshop
    • March 6th: 12pm and 1pm

Empower (formerly Prudential Retirement) – Lily Lau

Call/email to schedule an appointment:
732-236-6782
lily.lau@empower.com
Register here for a virtual session with Lily Lau

AXA Equitable – David Lynch

Call/email to schedule an appointment:
732-585-2451
david.lynch@axa-advisors.com

Empower (formerly Mass Mutual) – Ira Goldberg

Call/email to schedule an appointment:
848-248-4353
igoldberg@gittermanwealth.com

MetLife – David Sharpe

Call/email to schedule an appointment:
973-575-3254
dsharpe@financialguide.com

VALIC – Nazma Begum

Register here for your one-on-one session

Workshops held via Zoom
Topic: Your Retirement Plan at Work
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register here to attend

  • November 21, 2023
  • November 24,2023
  • November 27,2023
  • November 30,2023
  • December 1, 2023
  • December 4, 2023
  • December 8, 2023
  • December 11, 2023
Social Security 101

Social Security Benefits workshops are designed to complement the Retirement Planning workshops offered by Human Resources. The Social Security 101 session will be presented by a Social Security Specialist from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Register to attend a Social Security Benefits Workshop

New Employee Benefits Workshop

This workshop complements the New Employee Welcome by providing detailed benefits information tailored to your eligibility. New employees should plan to attend within the first week of hire to learn detailed information on their benefit options, medical, dental, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, pension and life insurance benefits and would like assistance before completing their online enrollment.

Let’s get you scheduled, please contact the benefits team at benefits@montclair.edu

NJ Well State Health Benefits Programs (SHBP)

Wellness Webinars

At the Heart of Health: Wednesday, February 14th 12pm – 1pm

Health Educator Rachel Lendner teaches the basics of heart disease to help reduce your risk of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). She’ll discuss how diet and exercise choices can make a difference.

Register Now

Know What Your Numbers Mean: Monday, February 5th 12pm – 1pm

Health Educator Rachel Lendner will review what key readings mean and what you can do to improve them.

Register Now

Heart Health: Thursday, February 23rd 12pm – 1pm

Join Registered Integrative Nutritionist Anamaria Pontes to discuss habits to keep your heart strong and healthy.

Register Now

The Complete Guide to Weight Loss: Wednesday, February 28th 12pm – 1pm

Victoria Peck-Gray, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, will discuss why diets rarely work and what does.

Register Now

To watch a recorded webinar, please visit HorizonBlue.com/njwellwebinars.

NJM Insurance Group

Auto, Home, Condo, Renters and Umbrella – get the insurance that’s right for you!
Obtain your customized NJM quote in minutes!

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: HR Benefits Satellite Office – 18 Normal Ave

Register for an appointment with NJM

Please have your current policy declaration pages and driver’s license numbers for all the residents in your household. All employees are eligible to apply.