NJ Family Care - Taking Care of NJ! (COVID-19)

How NJ FamilyCare is Working to Support New Jerseyans’ Health Care Needs During the Coronavirus Emergency

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April 6, 2020

(TRENTON) –  The Department of Human Services is taking action to support the more than 1.6 million New Jerseyans who receive health care coverage through NJ FamilyCare – the collective name for NJ Medicaid and the NJ Children’s Health Insurance Program – and to ensure new applications are processed in a timely way. 

The Department has received more than 12,000 new NJ FamilyCare applications electronically since the March 21st Executive Order implementing a statewide stay-at-home order.  Additional applications also are being received through the 21 county boards of social services.  

“The essential health care coverage that NJ FamilyCare provides is always a critical lifeline for individuals and families in need, but never more so than at this moment,” Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson said. “Our Department will continue to take action and pull all available levers to support the needs of our NJ FamilyCare members at this challenging time and help get those who may be newly eligible enrolled in coverage.”