Welcome to the NJ FamilyCare website.
Beginning January 2014, NJ FamilyCare - New Jersey's publicly funded health insurance program - includes CHIP, Medicaid and Medicaid expansion populations.
That means qualified NJ residents of any age may be eligible for free or low cost health insurance that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care,
mental health and substance use services and even hospitalization.
If you are a NJ resident and you need more information on this program, please read through the pages of this website and see how to become a member of NJ FamilyCare.
January 1, 2014 began new healthcare rules in New Jersey. The Department of Human Services, which administers the state subsidized health insurance program called NJ FamilyCare,
wants to ensure that individuals who have applied for health insurance know their status and where to go for assistance:
- If you applied for NJ FamilyCare coverage through the website www.njfamilycare.org, or by phone, you can track your application’s status by
- If you applied for NJ FamilyCare coverage through a county welfare office or board of social services, your application still may be in process.
Please wait for communication by mail regarding your eligibility or call to follow-up.
- If you applied for NJ FamilyCare coverage through the federal government’s website, www.HealthCare.gov, technical issues
with the Marketplace may impact your coverage.
Individuals who applied through the federal government’s website and were determined eligible, or potentially, eligible for NJ FamilyCare may discover they were not enrolled.
This is because the accounts have not been transferred from the Marketplace to New Jersey.
The New Jersey Department of Human Services is working with the Marketplace to
obtain the necessary information to complete the enrollment process as quickly as possible. If you applied before January 2014, and determined eligible for NJ FamilyCare by the
Marketplace, your coverage will be retroactive to January 1, 2014.
If you received a plastic New Jersey Health Benefits Identification Card in the mail, your enrollment with NJ FamilyCare has become
effective. You will be receiving enrollment confirmation information in the mail shortly.
Individuals ineligible for NJ FamilyCare can find information on other insurance affordability programs at www.healthcare.gov.