About the Retiree Wellness Program
Agreements between the State of New Jersey and bargaining organizations representing State employees require certain State retirees who attained 25 years of service after June 30, 2007 and before June 28, 2011, or who retired on a disability retirement on or after August 1, 2007 and before June 28, 2011, to pay a health contribution of 1.5% of the retirement benefit* unless the retired member is enrolled in the Retiree Wellness Program. Participation in the Retiree Wellness Program results in the waiver of the required health contribution.
Note: State retirees who attained 25 years of service, or retired on a disability retirement, prior to July 1, 2007 are subject to the premium sharing arrangements at the time they attained 25 years or retired on a disability.
The Retiree Wellness Program officially began operation as of July 1, 2008, and provides for early detection and intervention to address health risks, encourages the development of healthy lifestyles designed to promote wellness and prevent disease, provides reminders of critical tests and screenings necessary to monitor your health, and provides guidance to those now struggling with chronic disease.
*ABP retirees pay a health contribution equal to 1.5% of 50% of the highest salary the retiree had in the 5 years prior to retirement.
For Aetna Wellness information and forms visit: aetnastatenj.com/state/wellness.php
NJ DIRECT Forms (Horizon BCBSNJ)
For Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Wellness information and forms visit:http://shbp.horizonblue.com/health-wellness/health-programs/retiree-wellness-program
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