INCREASED RETIREMENTS LIKELY COMING BEFORE HEALTH BENEFITS CHANGE

225px-ChChristieA new measure is making public workers kick in for their health benefits later this year. Some workers, more especially teachers, are threatening to retire early, which isn’t upsetting Gov. Chris Christie. A report by NorthJersey.com quotes a Christie spokesman who says “Some people say it would lead to a rash of retirements,” said Michael Drewniak. “That’s not necessarily a bad thing. It would free up a lot of possibilities for schools.” Teachers who retire prior to Aug. 1 will keep free benefits for life; if they remain in work after that date, they have to pay into their benefits.

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