More than 200,000 school employees in New Jersey are getting new options in their health plans.
Gov. Chris Christie announced the results Friday from a committee made up of state management and labor representatives.
Members of the School Employees Health Benefit Program and their dependents who suffer from non-biologically-based mental illness will be covered in the same way as those with biologically-based conditions that are already covered. Christie says the plan continues his commitment to helping people with mental illnesses and substance-abuse disorders.
Employees and their spouses also can participate in an incentive-based wellness program that rewards participants with gift cards up to $250.