Attention New Jersey Residents: Enrollment in the state-based programs NJ FamilyCare and Medicaid remains open beyond the March 31 enrollment deadline for Healthcare.gov. Many New Jersey residents may qualify for these programs. Our Certified Application Counselors will remain available to help New Jersey residents apply for these state-based insurance programs.
NJHA has received support from New Jersey Health Initiatives, a local funding program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to hire a team of Certified Application Counselors to assist individuals who need help signing up for health coverage through the Marketplace. NJHA is proud that all of these counselors are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces - now serving in a new mission of helping others access the healthcare services they need. Click here to read more about this innovative program.
The Health Insurance Marketplace at www.healthcare.gov was designed to simplify the enrollment process. You may find it easy to follow the steps and sign up for coverage without any additional assistance. But if you do need help, our specially trained Certified Application Counselors, or CACs, are available in hospitals and other locations across the state to assist you.
Before you visit with a CAC, it may be helpful to get familiar with your insurance options by visiting the www.Healthcare.gov
Web site. All insurance plans offered through the Marketplace cover a list of 10 essential health benefits. Beyond those standard benefits, the plans will differ in what they cover and how much they cost. The plans are categorized as: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The fact sheet "Things to Think About When Choosing a Plan
'' offers additional information about your plan options.
When you come to meet with a CAC, it will be helpful if you are prepared with Social Security numbers for yourself and family members, or a document number for legal immigrants; birthdates for you and your family; a pay stub, W2 form or "wage and tax statement"; a policy number for any health coverage you currently have; and information about any coverage available through your job. The fact sheet "Get Ready to Enroll in the Marketplace" contains more helpful information.
Visit a CAC
Our CACs will be serving in hospitals and community sites. You may simply drop in during designated hours or you may send an email message to schedule an appointment. We are currently finalizing our calendar of enrollment events. Click here to see the schedule.