January 2020 Benefits Update
New Medical Carrier- Schools Health Insurance Fund
Effective January 1, 2020, the Lumberton School District will be joining the Schools Health Insurance Fund (SHIF) for your medical benefits. The SHIF is currently comprised of 76 other school districts in New Jersey. Aetna is the carrier for the Schools Health Insurance Fund. All of your current plan options and benefits will remain the same!
- Please see the Carrier Change FAQs for important details about the Transition of Care that will answer many of the questions you may have.
- Aetna has nationwide coverage! Look up Aetna Participating Providers using the Aetna DocFind instructions. (Be sure to refer to the FAQ’s first to see the new plan names under Aetna).
- Aetna Mobile
- Print Aetna ID Card Instructions
New Prescription Carrier – Benecard
Effective January 1, 2020, Benecard will be the new prescription carrier for the Lumberton School District. Benecard has nearly 200 NJ public sector clients covering more than a quarter million public sector lives. The Benecard Prescription Benefit Program will provide you with access to more than 99% of pharmacies within New Jersey and approximately 95% nationwide. Therefore, you will be able to have your prescriptions filled whether you are at home, on vacation or a dependent away at school.
We are excited to introduce the new and improved online benefits resource portal: BenePortal!
BenePortal, from Conner Strong & Buckelew, is Lumberton’s virtual portal that grants employees, and their eligible dependents, unlimited access to their companies’ benefit programs and wellness information.The site is now also mobile optimized, allowing you to view your benefits from your phone anytime, anywhere. One also has the ability to view pertinent benefit forms, guides, and links, among a plethora of other additional tools and resources.
Certain Features of BenePortal include:
- Secure Online Access
- Benefit Perks Discount Programs
- Carrier Contacts
- And Much More!
To access this service, simply go to https://www.lumbertonboebenefits.com.