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Part-Time Employees

Part-time employees may be eligible to enroll in a State-administered pension program and the Part-Time State Health Benefits Program (SHBP).

Medical Plan Eligibility

Employees not eligible for the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

  • Part-time employees who are members of a New Jersey State administered pension program
  • Your legal spouse
  • Your same sex domestic or Civil Union partner
  • Children up to age 26
  • Must pay the full monthly premium
  • Part-time employees may also be eligible for the same medical and prescription coverage via the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

When Medical Plan Coverage Begins

  • Benefits are effective after two months of continuous employment
  • Coverage continues as long as the monthly premiums are paid

Available Medical Plans

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO)
Health Maintenance Organization plans administered by Horizon
Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
Preferred provider organization plans administered by Horizon
Tiered Network (TN)
Tiered network plans administered by Horizon
High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP)
Preferred provider organization plans administered by Horizon

Medical Plan Fact Sheets

View Glossary of Benefits Terms to see definitions of commonly used benefits terms.

How to Apply

Step 1
Get started

Visit my.state.nj.us and login by entering your user name and password.
If you are a first-time user, visit http://nj.gov/treasury/pensions and click on Register under State Employees: Access Benefitsolver to set up your user name, password and security questions.
  1. Enter your social security number, company key and date of birth.
  2. Answer your Security Phrase.
  3. Enter and confirm your new password, then click ‘Continue’ to return to this page and login.
Step 2
Begin enrollment

Click ‘Benefitsolver’ and follow the instructions to enroll in your benefits or waive coverage.
You must make your elections by the deadline shown on the calendar. If you miss the deadline you will waive any electable benefit coverage, and have to wait until the next annual enrollment period to enroll.
Step 3
MyChoice Mobile App

Enroll in your benefits from your mobile device. Visit mychoice mobile app on your smart phone or tablet, download one from your device’s app store. You can simply log on to my.state.nj.us on your laptop, home computer and tap your way through your elections.
Step 4
Looking for more information?

View plan details, carrier specifics and benefit guides by clicking ‘Reference Center’ in the main navigation.
Step 5
Want to review your current benefits?

You have year-round access to your benefit summary and specific benefit elections at www.benefitsolver.com. Click ‘Benefits Summary’ on the homepage to review your current benefits.
Step 6
Review your elections

Review, edit and approve your personal information, elections, dependents and beneficiaries.
Step 7
Approve

Once you have reviewed your elections and they are accurate, click ‘Approve’ to continue.
Step 8
Confirm your choices

Your enrollment isn’t complete until you confirm your benefit elections and cost.
Step 9
Print

Print your election information and confirmation number for future reference or save it to your Message Center.

Medical Plan Contacts

For more information about any participating plan, speak with a plan representative. Contact information can be found on the New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits Plan Contacts page.