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We want you to be your healthiest And we’ll give you the tools you need to get there. Click on the panels below for more information about the wellness programs that are available to Aetna members.


Introducing NJWELL
The State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) and School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) are introducing NJWELL — a program designed to help actively employed members of the SHBP/SEHBP live a healthy lifestyle. When you are healthier, everyone wins. You’ll feel better, you’ll have more energy for your family and your job, and you’ll typically require less costly health care. Here’s what you need to know about NJWELL:  

  • The program begins on January 1, 2014.
  • Active employees and their covered spouse/partner can participate:
    • NJWELL is available to active employees in the SHBP/SEHBP who are enrolled in an Aetna plan. Eligible spouses/partners can also participate as long as he/she is covered by the plan. Dependent children are not eligible for points and incentives.
  • Eligible participants earn points:
    • When you participate in a NJWELL activity.
  • Points translate to rewards:
    • For this coming year, when eligible participants earn 250 points, they will earn a $100 VISA pre-paid card. The eligible covered spouse/partner can earn his or her own pre-paid card by earning 250 points.


Know Your Numbers – and Receive a Financial Incentive!
The NJWELL program can help you learn, track and improve your numbers so you can get or keep your health on track. It’s easy to follow and comes free with your health plan. And, there is a special incentive just for knowing your numbers. When you complete your health assessment and a biometric screening, you will receive a $100 incentive. So will your spouse/partner when they complete the same requirements! This easy plan is the first of a three year path towards better health. Next year and beyond, we will add more rewards for health actions, but the first year is aimed at knowing your numbers.

There are two steps to learn more about your general health (and earn the incentive).

  • Complete a Biometric Screening – Health screenings help you to learn your biometric numbers. You and your covered spouse/partner can each earn 100 points by participating in a biometric screening, which identifies health risks. You can get a screening from your doctor at an annual physical,* or for free from NJWELL at a number of upcoming events throughout the state.
  • Complete a health assessment (via the ActiveHealth portal) – It will only take about 20 minutes to key in your information and answer questions about your health. When you’re done, you’ll get back a health report that shows a snapshot of your risks. Your health summary will list your current numbers alongside of what they should be. Over time, it will also show your progress. You’ll also see a list of risk factors— and action plans to address them, as needed.

Special Incentive Plan Designed Just for You.
250 points per person = $100 incentive per employee and $100 spouse incentive ($200 total available).

  1. Take the Health Assessment (= 150 points)
  2. Attend the biometric screening (= 100 points)

It’s that easy!! And, we will keep track of your rewards on the wellness portal.


Health and Wellness Portal
Beginning in January, 2014, you (and your eligible dependents) will have access to our health and wellness website. The website is powerful, because it is powered by your unique health information. Noted below are just a few highlights:  

  • All of your health information is available in one convenient place – your medical history, conditions, allergies, claims data, medications and doctors.
  • We will automatically track your incentive points on our website, where you can view progress and manage your incentives.
  • You will receive suggested “health actions” that are based on your health and your goals, so you know they’re realistic and right for you.
  • Tools and trackers are available for things like physical activity and nutrition, to help keep you motivated.
  • And if you’re looking for other health information, you’ll find tips for healthy eating, recipes, a useful symptom checker, and all the latest health news.

You will be able to access the website securely from any computer or even from your smartphone or mobile device. We strive to make it easier for you…

Simply log into www.myactivehealth.com/NJWELL to get started.


Wellness Lifestyle Coaching Programs
The NJWELL program provides support to help you reach your health goals. And it’s a lot easier than you’d think. You’ll have your own personal health coach, who will work with you over the phone to set and achieve personal goals. Do you want to: 

  • Manage your weight?
  • Be more active?
  • Quit smoking?
  • Eat healthier?
  • Deal with stress?

If any of these areas are of interest to you, our coaches can help, with guidance in setting goals, developing a personal action plan to achieve those goals, and support along the way.


Disease Management Support Programs
The NJWELL program also provides support for health conditions. You can have a registered nurse as your personal health coach. Your nurse will work with you one-on-one over the phone to: 

  • Help you understand your condition
  • Answer questions about treatment plans, medications, and care management
  • Explain the tests your doctor orders and what the results mean
  • Help you eat better, quit smoking or make other changes your doctor may have told you to make.

And that’s just a start. Your nurse will be there for you to help you get healthier than you ever thought you could.


Get Started
Once you are an Aetna member, you can get started by calling 1-855-231-1219. This program is part of your Aetna health plan and participation in programs will be at no additional cost to you.

NJWELL Forms and Resources


Pay no monthly premium when you enroll in the 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.

If you are eligible to participate in the SHBP Retiree Wellness Program, you must meet certain program requirements by December 31 each year. Doing so will ensure you’re exempt from paying the health contribution of 1.5 percent of your retirement allowance for the given calendar year.

You must complete the following steps to stay in the program. If you don’t complete these steps, you’ll have to pay extra every month for health insurance.

Click the box below for information on the Retiree Wellness Program and how to complete the necessary requirements.

Welcome to the Retiree Wellness Program
Below are instructions for how Retiree Wellness retirees who are eligible for Medicare are able to complete the requirements for the program.

Step 1: Complete or update the health assessment
The secure, online health assessment includes questions about your health. It is part of the Simple Steps To A Healthier Life® program.

  • New eligible State retireesClick here to view the Retiree Wellness Welcome Letter from the SHBP. Once enrolled you will receive a Welcome Kit from Aetna. Complete the health assessment within 60 days of retirement. Follow the instructions for current retirees after that.
  • Retirees currently enrolled in the program – Complete or update the health assessment once each year. You’ll have to do this between January 1 and December 31.
  • Eligible retirees not currently enrolled in the program – Complete the health assessment once during the month of October. The deadline for completing the health assessment for Open Enrollment is October 31. Once enrolled in the SHBP Retiree Wellness Program, to remain eligible, you must update your health assessment once each year, anytime from January 1 through December 31.
  • If you miss the deadline, you must pay a monthly premium each month for the entire year starting in January. You’ll pay 1.5 percent of your monthly retirement allowance. If you are an ABP retiree, you’ll pay 1.5 percent of 50 percent of the highest annual salary you were paid in the five years before you retired. You will be able to rejoin the program for the following year during the next Open Enrollment period.

Here’s how to complete or update the health assessment:  

  • Click on Quick Links in the menu above and choose Aetna Navigator. Log in to your secure Aetna Navigator® member website. Not registered? Click on the “Register Now” link to get started. Have your Aetna member ID card handy. Then follow the prompts to create a user name and password, and log in.
  • Look for the “I want to” menu on the left side. Click on “Take a health assessment.”
  • Answer the questions to complete the health assessment. If this is your first visit, you’ll complete the entire health assessment. If you’ve completed it before, you can simply update it with new information
  • Remember to say “yes” to participate in any disease management programs we might recommend.

The health assessment takes about 20 minutes to complete. When you’re done, you’ll get a health report. Your report will include ways for you to be healthier. Remember, the information you provide on the health assessment is kept private. It is not shared with the SHBP/SEHBP.

Step 2: Complete the Annual Wellness Certification form
Click here to access the Annual Wellness Certification form. Your doctor must sign the form.

To complete the form, you’ll need to do four things:  

  1. Have an annual checkup
  2. Complete any tests and screenings recommended for your age and gender
  3. Have your doctor sign the form.
  4. Return the form to the address indicated on the form.

Click here to see what are the included tests and screenings.

Retiree Wellness Forms


Welcome to the Retiree Wellness Program
Below are instructions for how Retiree Wellness retirees who are not eligible for Medicare are able to complete the requirements for the program.

Step 1: Complete your health assessment
The secure, online health assessment includes questions about your health. It is part of your brand new ActiveHealth Portal at www.myactivehealth.com/statenj. ActiveHealth® Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aetna.

  • New eligible State retireesClick here to view the Retiree Wellness Welcome Letter from the SHBP. Once enrolled you will receive a Welcome Kit from Aetna. Complete the health assessment within 60 days of retirement. Follow the instructions for current retirees after that.
  • Retirees currently enrolled in the program – Complete or update the health assessment once each year. You’ll have to do this between January 1 and December 31.
  • Eligible retirees not currently enrolled in the program – Complete the health assessment once during the month of October. The deadline for completing the health assessment for Open Enrollment is October 31. Once enrolled in the SHBP Retiree Wellness Program, to remain eligible, you must update your health assessment once each year, anytime from January 1 through December 31.
  • If you miss the deadline, you must pay a monthly premium each month for the entire year starting in January. You’ll pay 1.5 percent of your monthly retirement allowance. If you are an ABP retiree, you’ll pay 1.5 percent of 50 percent of the highest annual salary you were paid in the five years before you retired. You will be able to rejoin the program for the following year during the next Open Enrollment period.

Here’s how to complete or update the health assessment:  

  • Go to www.MyActiveHealth.com/statenj to access and log into your secure ActiveHealth Portal. Not registered? Click on the “Create an Account” to get started. Then follow the prompts to create a user name and password, and secret question. Once your review your address and accept the terms and conditions click on “Go to My Home Page Now”.
  • After registering or logging in, on your home screen, click on “Complete your health assessment.”
  • Answer the questions to complete the health assessment. If this is your first visit to the ActiveHealth Portal, you’ll need to complete the entire health assessment

The health assessment takes about 20 minutes to complete. When you’re done, you’ll get a health report. Your report will include ways for you to be healthier. Remember, the information you provide on the health assessment is kept private. It is not shared with the SHBP/SEHBP.

Step 2: Complete the Annual Wellness Certification form
Click here to access the Annual Wellness Certification form. Your doctor must sign the form.

To complete the form, you’ll need to do four things:  

  1. Have an annual checkup
  2. Complete any tests and screenings recommended for your age and gender
  3. Have your doctor sign the form.
  4. Return the form to the address indicated on the form.

Click here to see what are the included tests and screenings.

Retiree Wellness Forms



Take the simple way to wellness — one step at a time
Simple Steps To A Healthier Life is a personalized online health and wellness program that makes it easy for you to help improve or maintain your health in ways that fit your lifestyle. It can help you eat better, lose weight, get in shape, relieve stress and more — in simple steps, at your own pace.

Simple Steps To A Healthier Life is convenient, secure and can be accessed from home or work at any time. Best of all, it’s offered at no additional cost to you.

The program starts with a questionnaire that can help you identify some of your health needs. After you complete the assessment, you will receive an easy-to-understand Health Assessment Summary.

You can use this information to set a few healthy goals for yourself. You can also share it with your doctor to discuss your concerns. Then, follow your doctor’s recommendations and remember to update your health assessment each year, or whenever there’s a change in your health. You’ll also receive an e-mail suggesting online wellness programs based on your unique needs.

Once you become an Aetna member, you can access Simple Steps To A Healthier Life by logging in to Aetna Navigator®.


Managing Chronic Conditions – Aetna Health Connections
Not everyone can be perfectly healthy. But, even with an ongoing health condition, you can reach your own level of good health. The Aetna Health Connections Disease Management Program can help you and your family members.

In this program, you can learn how to:

  • Get the treatment and preventive care you need
  • Understand and follow your doctor’s treatment plan
  • Better manage your ongoing conditions
  • Make changes to reach your personal health goals
  • Identify and manage your risks for other conditions

Support for more than 35 conditions, including:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive conditions
  • Heart disease
  • Lower back pain
  • Neurological
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedic
  • Vascular
  • And many others

How our program can work for you
As an example, let’s say you have diabetes. You may contact us to join. Or, we may contact you to see if you want help managing your health issues.

Our nurses can then:

  • Teach you about, and send you information on diabetes
  • Give you online resources to use anytime
  • Review the treatment plan and the medications your doctor recommends
  • Explain possible side effects and answer your questions
  • Give you our 24-hour, toll-free disease management phone number
  • Work with you over time to help you meet your goals for managing diabetes and other health conditions

After you speak with a nurse, you will receive a letter. The letter will list the points you discussed and steps you should take before your next discussion with a nurse. Our support team can help you learn how to help protect yourself from future health problems.

Get started
Once you are an Aetna member, you can get started by calling 1-866-269-4500 or submitting a request through Aetna Navigator® . This program is part of your Aetna health plan. There’s nothing extra to pay, and participation is up to you.

 

Find peace of mind
The Aetna Behavioral Health Program provides the mental health care benefits that you and your loved ones need. Through the program, we’ll coordinate behavioral health and wellness services to be sure that you and your doctors use your benefits to the fullest.

You work hard to take care of your physical health. Don’t forget to take care of your mental health, too! The way you feel mentally can make a big difference in your overall wellness. This program can help address:

  • Combined medical and behavioral health conditions
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety, panic disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Members who complete these programs have been shown to have significant symptom relief and improvement in their overall health.

To learn more about our behavioral health specialty programs, log in to www.aetnabehavioralhealth.com, or call 1-800-424-5679.

Helping you and your baby grow healthy
You get the Beginning Right maternity program with your Aetna health benefits and insurance plan. Use it throughout your pregnancy. And even after your baby is born.

There’s a lot of information on pregnancy. We’ll make it easier to find, by sharing materials to help you have a healthy one. You’ll get information, in English and Spanish, on:

  • Care during pregnancy
  • Preterm (or early) labor symptoms
  • What to expect before and after delivery
  • Newborn care — and more

Resources for high-risk pregnancies
We’ll help you find out if you’re at risk for pregnancy-related conditions. Or, your doctor will tell you if you’re at risk for a high-risk pregnancy. In either case, we’ll guide you through the pregnancy so you can avoid anything that could harm you or your baby.

If you’re eligible, we’ll assign an Aetna nurse to manage your care. He or she will make sure you’re doing everything you can to have the healthiest pregnancy possible.

Get started
The more you know, the better chance you have for good health — for you and your baby. Once you are an Aetna member, you can get started by calling 1-800-CRADLE-1 (1-800-272-3531).


A convenient way to focus on your health – right in your own neighborhood
Want to start working on your health goals? Can’t seem to find the time? Now you have a fast and easy way to get started. Aetna and MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinic inside select CVS/pharmacy locations, have come together to bring wellness coaching to you – right in your own neighborhood. Click here to learn more.

MinuteClinic nurse practitioners will work one-to-one with you to help you reach your goals. It’s personal and confidential. The details about you and your wellness coaching sessions will stay private. If you like, MinuteClinic will send your doctor a copy of your visit records to keep everyone up-to-date.

Follow these steps:

  1. Visit your neighborhood MinuteClinic
  2. Bring this flyer with you when you meet with a MinuteClinic nurse practitioner
  3. Show your Aetna Medical ID card
  4. Choose one of these health goals you’d like to focus on:
  • Quitting smoking/tobacco use
  • Weight management
  • Understanding the results of your health screening

Your Aetna medical plan’s preventive benefit covers the wellness coaching sessions. If you have questions about your coverage, please call the toll-free number on your member ID card.

Visit your neighborhood MinuteClinic when you can. It’s open seven days a week, including evenings and weekends. You don’t need an appointment. Just walk in. Meet with a MinuteClinic nurse practitioner on your schedule. Go online to find a location near you. Visit www.MinuteClinic.com to find a location near you. Or, call the MinuteClinic call center at 1-866-389-ASAP (2727) for clinic locations and current wait times.

We understand. Your time is valuable. So is your health. We make it easy for you to meet with a MinuteClinic nurse practitioner and take another step along your path to wellness. It’s right in your own neighborhood.

Women’s preventive services covered with no member cost share
Good news for women! Your health benefits and insurance plan covers the women’s preventive services* listed here with no copays, coinsurance or deductible when provided in network.

You won’t have to pay anything for these services when:

  • The doctor or other health care provider is in our network and the main purpose of your visit is to get preventive care
  • You choose generic contraceptives**
  • You buy a breast pump according to the guidelines of your plan

But, these services are not preventive when they are part of a visit to diagnose, monitor or treat an illness or injury. Then copays, coinsurance and deductibles apply.

Women can get checkups, preventive prenatal care, lactation consulting services, breast pumps and more with no out-of-pocket costs.

Contraceptive coverage
We cover the following under your medical plan, whether or not you have pharmacy coverage with Aetna. There will be no member cost share when your provider bills Aetna for these services separately from other services:

  • Administration of certain contraceptives, such as the insertion of IUD’s or injections
  • Women’s sterilization procedures

Prenatal care and breastfeeding
You won’t have to pay anything for your routine prenatal visits provided by an in-network provider. You will pay your normal cost share for delivery, postpartum care, ultrasounds or other maternity procedures, specialist visits and certain lab tests, though.

If you need support with breastfeeding, we’ll cover up to six visits with a lactation consultant with no cost to you. Check with your in-network Ob/Gyn or pediatrician. They may offer these services through their office. You may also check our online provider directory on Aetna Navigator®. Or, call the Member Services number on your Aetna ID card to find a lactation consultant in our network.

We’ll also cover:

  • A certain selection of standard electric breast pumps (non-hospital-grade) within 60 days of birth, once every three years, or
  • A certain selection of manual breast pumps within 12 months of birth, if you have not received an electric or a manual breast pump in the last three years
  • Another set of breast pump supplies, if you get pregnant again before you are eligible for a new pump

Before buying a pump, check out the details on our website. Go to the Individuals and Families section on www.aetna.com, choose Health and Wellness, then Women’s Health. Or, call Member Services to learn details of what is covered and find a participating breast pump supplier.

Well-woman care
Most plans already cover well-woman care with no member cost share. Well-woman care includes counseling about important health issues as well as:

Screenings for:

  • Breast cancer (mammography every 1 to 2 years for
    women over 40)
  • Cervical cancer (for sexually active women)
  • Chlamydia infection (for younger women and other women
    at higher risk)
  • Gonorrhea (for all women at higher risk)
  • Interpersonal or domestic violence
  • Osteoporosis (for women over age 60 depending on risk factors)
  • Alcohol misuse, obesity, and tobacco use
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol (for adults of certain ages or at higher risk)
  • Colorectal cancer (for adults over 50)
  • Depression
  • Type 2 diabetes (for adults with high blood pressure)
  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Diabetes (including screening during pregnancy)

Additional services for pregnant women

  • Anemia screenings
  • Bacteriuria urinary tract or other infection screenings
  • Rh incompatibility screening, with follow-up testing for
    women at higher risk
  • Hepatitis B counseling (at the first prenatal visit)
  • Expanded counseling on tobacco use
  • Breastfeeding interventions to support and promote
    breastfeeding after delivery

 

*These changes go into effect when plans become effective or renew on or after August 1, 2012. Employers with grandfathered plans may choose not to cover some of these preventive services or to include cost share (deductible, copay or coinsurance) for preventive care services.

**Brand-name contraceptive drugs, methods or devices only covered with no member cost-sharing under certain limited circumstances when required by your doctor.