Irvington Education Association

1036 Chancellor Avenue, Maplewood NJ 07040

Voice: 973-762-2326         Fax: 973-762-3282


To:            All IEA Members (Active /Retired)

From:            Eileen Wesley, IEA President

Date:             October 13, 2016

Re:             Health Benefits / Asure Reimbursement Form

As you all know, the IEA successfully litigated a request for interim relief. As a result of that litigation, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission ordered the Board to establish a fund “to pay any up-front costs of medical care, prescriptions and any additional costs of medical treatment or prescriptions that would have been covered under the former IHBP until such time as the matter is resolved through negotiations.”

A few weeks ago, the Board distributed claim forms that include Health Savings Account and Flexible Savings Account language. After reviewing the form and conferring with our attorney and the NJEA we are advising the following.

Please do not focus on the language in the Board’s claims forms.

If you are paying money out of pocket for medical care or prescriptions that you did not pay before, please fill out the Board’s form and file a claim. Please give the IEA a copy of your claim form so we can keep tabs on the claims submission process.

If a claim that you submitted is denied it is imperative that you contact the IEA office immediately so that we can review your case and determine if it can be processed as a grievance.

Please call the IEA if you have any questions on this process.



Eileen Wesley