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Horizon Health Webinars for State Workers: August Schedule

State workers in the State Health Benefits plan have access to free health webinars from Horizon. The August webinars will focus on forming healthy lifestyle habits. Topics will cover fitness, mental attitude and finances.

To register, simply click on the title. Space is limited.

Behavior Change, Monday, August 2, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Positive thinking can help you focus on the good to get results that benefit you. We’ll discuss how your brain processes change and how you can form habits to affect your overall well-being positively.

Immunizations, Wednesday, August 11, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Wondering about the key facts and myths about vaccines? In support of National Immunization Awareness month, we’ll share safety and efficacy information regarding vaccines so you can stay informed

Chair Yoga, Tuesday, August 17, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Unsure if yoga is for you? Try our class from the comfort of your own home, where you can learn how to lower stress levels and calm your mind.

Managing Your Money in Tough Times, Thursday, August 26, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Following financial practices and sticking to a plan can help you come out ahead. Join us as we give you new ways to think about your finances and actions you can take to help better manage your money.

Virtual Fitness, Tuesday, August 31, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Staying fit doesn’t mean hours in the gym! Instead, we’ll teach you short and simple exercises that you can do at home to fit into your daily routine.

For a list of recorded webinars, please visit https://www.horizonblue.com/shbp/njwell/njwell-webinars.

Carey Brown Re-Elected to PERS Board Trustee

Congratulations to Carey Brown on being re-elected to the New Jersey Public Employees’ Retirement System Board Trustee. The landslide re-election victory was nearly a 2-1 margin, 5,274 votes to 2,920, announced by PERS on July 21,2021. (PERS members voted from March 29 through the extended deadline of June 28.)

A former shop steward for CWA 1037, Carey Brown was also a member of the Kean Federation of Teachers AFT 2187, and has been a vocal advocate for public employees for the past six years as Board Trustee. His win will ensure a strong labor voice on the Board to continue to safeguard the retirement security of state workers.

Free Health Webinars From Horizon For State Workers in the State Health Benefits Plan: July Schedule

Take time to take care of your mind, body, and soul this summer with free health webinars from Horizon. Led by experts, the webinars will cover topics on mental health, physical exercise, and nutrition to help you improve your overall well-being.

Please find the schedule below. To register, simply click on a session.


Virtual Fitness, Monday, July 19, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Learn quick and easy exercises that can be done in under five minutes during the day to keep you staying active and healthy.


Chair Yoga, Friday, July 23, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Whether you’re new to yoga or a yogi, practicing yoga can help lower your stress levels and support a healthy immune system. Grab your chair and take time for yourself!


Nutrition Navigator, Wednesday, July 28, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Let us help you navigate nutrition to plan healthier meals and better understand the nutrition basics for a balanced diet.

For a list of recorded webinars, please visit
https://www.horizonblue.com/shbp/njwell/njwell-webinars.