NJ FamilyCare is a low cost or no cost publicly funded health insurance program created to help qualified New Jersey residents access affordable health insurance.
NJ FamilyCare is a comprehensive program that provides a wide range of services, including:
- Doctor visits
- Lab tests
- Regular check-ups
- Mental health
- Preventive screenings
Each county has at least three and up to four Health Plans that will help you get these services once enrolled. Depending on your family's income, there may be restrictions on certain services.
NJ FamilyCare covers children, pregnant women, parents/caretaker relatives, single adults and childless couples.
Children 18 and under will continue to be eligible with higher incomes up to 350% FPL ($82,425 for a family of four). Parents still need to renew the coverage each year.
Parents/Caretaker Relatives with income up to 133% FPL ($31,322 for a family of four) must have tax dependent children in their household in order to be eligible under this category. This is a new Medicaid Expansion eligibility group. Dependent children in the household must be insured also.
Adults without dependent children with ages 19-64 and incomes up to 133% FPL ($15,282 single/ $20,629 couple) are considered to be another new Medicaid Eligibility Expansion Group.
Pregnant Women up to 200% FPL. There are no changes to pregnant women.
Aged, Blind or Disabled programs or Long Term Care, there are no changes in eligibility.
For more information about NJ FamilyCare or to complete an application online visit www.NJFamilyCare.org. For in-person assistance completing an NJ FamilyCare application contact us at 856-451-4700