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Health Benefits

Health plans at Rutgers are governed by the rules and regulations of the New Jersey State Health Benefits Program (NJSHBP).

NJSHBP Eligibility

Rutgers is proud of the comprehensive benefits package offered to employees. Eligible employees may enroll in one or more State Health Benefit Plans providing medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage.


The State Health Benefits Program rewards members and their cover spouses/partners for completing health and wellness activities through the NJWELL Program.

Eligible participants can earn points towards a prepaid reward card annually by completing activities during the program period each year.

Medical Plans

Eligible employees can choose medical coverage from a selection of plans in four categories.

Dental Plans

Eligible employees can choose dental coverage from a selection of plans in two categories.

Prescription Drug Plan

Eligible employees can elect prescription drug coverage.

Life Events

Life Events that may affect your health benefits.

Part-Time Employees State Health Benefits

Eligible part-time employees can choose to participate in health benefits.