Get Covered NJ! An Important Message From DHS Commissioner Carole Johnson

Posted on November 15, 2018

Good afternoon:

This is an important – and exciting – time of year. The Affordable Care Act’s 2019 open enrollment period runs through December 15, and Governor Murphy is leading New Jersey’s first coordinated public awareness campaign to encourage residents to sign up for affordable health care. We have the chance to make a real difference in the lives of many New Jersey residents, and I’m hoping you can help.

The Murphy Administration has created to serve as a portal for individuals seeking health coverage. The site includes information about plan options, financial assistance and contact information for New Jerseyans who want help to get covered. Please take a moment to explore the options available and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.

As part of this effort, the Department of Human Services is also working with five community organizations to support enrollment efforts. These organizations are providing application assistance and organizing outreach events. Let them know if you need help enrolling. The organizations are:

  • The Center for Family Services (1-877-922-2377)
  • The Family Resource Network (1-800-355-0271)
  • The Oranges ACA Navigator Project (1-973-500-6031)
  • Fulfill Monmouth & Ocean (1-732-918-2600 or 1-732-731-1400)
  • Urban League of Hudson County (1-201-451-8888, ext. 217)

Please feel free to reach out to these organizations or direct others to them for assistance. They are here to help. New Jerseyans can also call 1- 877-9-NAVIG8 (877-962-8448) to talk about health insurance options and get help enrolling.

By working together, I’m confident we can help improve the lives of so many of our residents who are looking for affordable health care options. We can make a real difference in the weeks ahead. Let’s get covered NJ!


Carole Johnson
New Jersey Department of Human Services