NJWELL is a wellness program offered to active employees of the public sector who participate in the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) or School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) and their covered spouses/partners. Check with your benefits administrator to determine if you are eligible.
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.
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Lou Schopfer, a 15-year DOE veteran (almost 29 years with the state) who currently works in the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance, had bariatric surgery in July2014. Since then, he has lost more than 120 pounds and has discovered new activities to keep fit. He previously shared this story in a publication produced by Penn Medicine, and agreed to share it with colleagues and friends at DOE.
Due to my inactivity and unhealthy eating habits, I was heavy. I suffered from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea. I tried every diet and was in a constant cycle of losing and gaining weight. The quality of my life just started to decline.
One of the turning points for me was when I went to “back to school” night at my daughter’s high school. I couldn’t fit in a school desk and finally felt: I needed to do something. My brother became very ill with cancer. During that time, we’d talk about my weight often. He told me to “live life like you’re dying.” I had thought about bariatric surgery, but it wasn’t until I went to an informational session in Cherry Hill that I seriously considered the procedure. At the time I was 363 pounds, and I knew I needed to do something drastic to change my life. Read more...