The State Health Benefits Quality and Value Task Force, tasked with recommending cost-effective strategies for delivering health care to public employees and retirees who receive benefits through the State (SHBP) and School Employees Health Benefits Programs (SEHBP), has added public “listening sessions” in northern and southern New Jersey.

The North Jersey session will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Kip Center, 55 Kip Avenue in Rutherford. The South Jersey session is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 14 at Rowan College at Burlington County, 900 College Circle, Room 320 Laurel Hall, in Mount Laurel.

An earlier session was announced in last week’s School Board Notes. It is scheduled for central New Jersey at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Department of Law and Public Safety, Technology Complex Auditorium, 1200 Negron Drive in Hamilton. Last week’s article about the health benefits task force can be accessed here: