About NJWELL

Our Mission: Healthy Members and Containing Costs — The mission of NJWELL is to cultivate healthy lifestyle choices for active SHBP and SEHBP members to lower health risk factors, improve well being, and ensure that New Jersey's SHBP and SEHBP members are healthy and productive for years to come. And since healthy members typically require less costly health care, NJWELL will help the SHBP and SEHBP contain future costs.


Frequently Asked Questions

NJWELL is an employee wellness program designed to help actively employed members of the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) and School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) live a healthy lifestyle. The SHBP and SEHBP hope to increase overall wellness and reward eligible employees and their covered spouses or partners for completing activities designed to promote healthy behaviors.
Actively employed members of the SHBP and SEHBP and their covered spouses or partners are eligible to participate and earn rewards.
Employees who waive or are not eligible for SHBP or SEHBP coverage, anyone enrolled in retiree SHBP or SEHBP coverage, and dependent children (including those over the age of 18) are not eligible to participate in NJWELL.
Your participation in NJWELL is voluntary. However, participation is encouraged and there is a financial reward for participants who meet the program’s health and wellness goals. Depending on your health carrier, you and your covered spouse or partner can earn up to $250 each in MasterCard/Visa® Prepaid Cards and/or retail gift cards if you both earn 725 points!
No. NJWELL is included in your SHBP or SEHBP health benefits plan. Anyone who is eligible to participate in NJWELL can earn points and achieve a financial reward by meeting the program’s health and wellness goals. There is no paperwork required to join NJWELL, but you will need to register with your health insurance carrier’s online portal in order to complete certain activities and to keep track of your progress towards your financial reward.
NJWELL is a comprehensive program designed to help SHBP and SEHBP members and their covered spouses or partners improve their overall health and well-being. NJWELL will help you identify potential health risks and give you an opportunity to speak to a counselor or doctor about your ‘health indicators.’ In addition, participants receive financial rewards for earning enough points to meet NJWELL’s health and wellness goals.
NJWELL is a free program available to all actively employed members of the SHBP and SEHBP. If you earn a financial reward for your participation, the value of the reward is considered taxable income.

There are plenty of opportunities to earn points toward rewards!

  • Age/gender appropriate screenings — 25 points each (including annual gynecological exam, mammogram*, pap test screening*, colon cancer screening*, prostate screening*)
  • Dental Exam (one annually) — 25 points
  • Skin Cancer Screening — 25 points
  • Vision Exam — 25 points
  • Annual Physical Exam — 50 points
  • Flu Shot — 75 points

A maximum of 150 points total for the following three options:

  • Online coaching** — 50 points
  • Online activities — 25 points each (for a maximum of 50 points)
  • Telephonic Wellness/Disease Management Coaching** — 100 points

* If recommended by your physician

** Only available for those individuals identified as eligible based on their Biometric Screening and/or Health Assessment. Members are not eligible to attain points for both online coaching and telephonic wellness/disease management coaching.

NJWELL is administered by the NJDPB with the support of your SHBP or SEHBP health insurance carrier – Aetna or Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey . You can keep track of your NJWELL point totals, and take advantage of a wide variety of health and wellness tools, by registering for your insurance carrier’s online portal.
Horray for you because...

Goal Achievement = More Points!

  • Cholesterol — (less than 240) — 100 points
  • BMI (Body Mass Index)— (less than 30) — 100 points
  • Non-Smoker — (based on Health Assessment response) — 100 points
  • Glucose — (fasting less than 126/non-fasting less than 200) — 100 points
  • Blood Pressure — (systolic less than 140/diastolic less than 90) — 100 points

That's a possible 500 points for Goal Achievement! Add that to the 200 points for your Biometric Screening and Health Assessment and you've just earned 700 points or $175 in rewards!

An eligible employee and/or their spouse/partner accrue points and receive financial rewards as follows:

  • 400 — 525 points — initial $125 MasterCard/Visa® Prepaid Card* and/or retail gift card(s)**
  • 550 — 700 points — additional $50 MasterCard/Visa® Prepaid Card* and/or retail gift card(s)** (for a total of $175 in rewards)***
  • OR

  • 725 or more points — additional $125 MasterCard/Visa® Prepaid Card* and/or retail gift card(s)** (for a total of $250 in rewards)***

*Initial MasterCards/Visa® Prepaid Card redeemable upon attaining 400-500 points.

**Digital retail gift cards issued within 24 hours — physical retail gift cards mailed within 4-6 weeks upon attaining 400-525 points.

**ONE additional MasterCard/Visa Prepaid card or retail gift card redeemable at the END of the Calendar Year (December 31) after attaining 550-725 or more points.

Note: Aetna offers MasterCard® Prepaid Card(s) and/or retail gift card(s).

A Biometric Screening analyzes your HDL (“good” cholesterol), LDL (“bad” cholesterol), HDL to Total Cholesterol Ratio, Triglycerides, Glucose (sugar), and Body Mass Index (BMI). You will also have your pulse and blood pressure measured during the screening.

All participants must register for the My.QuestForHealth.com portal, using the registration key of NJWELL, to access their options for a Biometric Screening.

AETNA MEMBERS: There are two ways to obtain a Biometric Screening:

  • Schedule an appointment with your physician to complete your Biometric Screening and earn 100 points. If your visit also includes an annual physical exam, you will earn an additional 50 points. Download the Physician Results Form and take it with you to your appointment for completion. Submit the form through the My.QuestForHealth.com portal or fax the form to the number listed on the form;
  • OR schedule an appointment for a no‐cost Biometric Screening at Quest Diagnostics using the My.QuestForHealth.com portal. There is no fasting required and you may take any regularly scheduled medications as usual.

HORIZON MEMBERS: Schedule an appointment with your physician to complete your Biometric Screening and earn 100 points. Download the Physician Results Form from the site listed below and take it with you to your appointment for completion. Submit the form through the My.QuestForHealth.com portal or fax the form to the number listed on the form. If your visit also includes an annual physical exam, you will earn an additional 50 points.

The Health Assessment is a private and secure online questionnaire about medical history and lifestyle habits. Responses to the questionnaire, combined with the screening results, help measure a member’s current health status, determine health risks, and offer a plan of action on how the member’s health can be improved. The Health Assessment is located on your health insurance carrier’s online portal. Aetna members will need to register at www.myactivehealth.com/NJWELL. Horizon members can register at www.horizonblue.com/SHBP.
Your individual results will be kept completely confidential. Any Personal Health Information (PHI) gathered during the screening or assessment is protected by federal and state privacy laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). “Aggregated data ”may be reported in order to develop future NJWELL initiatives and activities that will benefit SHBP and SEHBP members based on the health needs of the entire population.
If you transfer to another participating SHBP or SEHBP employer, any points earned by you or your spouse in NJWELL will transfer with you, as long as you remain enrolled in a SHBP or SEHBP health plan as an active employee. However, if you transfer to an employer who does not participate in the SHBP or SEHBP, you will no longer be eligible to participate in NJWELL.

News and information about NJWELL can be found at www.nj.gov/njwell

Aetna members can visit www.aetnastatenj.com for more information, or access online health and wellness tools by registering for the Aetna/ActiveHealth online portal.

Horizon members can go to www.horizonblue.com/SHBP for information, materials, and online health and wellness tools.

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