Posted on January 19, 2023
NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid recipients have been able to maintain health insurance coverage since March 2020 without traditional redetermination periods thanks to provisions specified under the nationwide public health emergency (PHE). At the end of 2022, President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, an omnibus package that separated the continuous Medicaid coverage provision from the public health emergency. This means that although an end to the PHE has not been declared, states will have to begin re-determining eligibility for Medicaid enrollees starting April 1, 2023.
Families can take action to avoid losing coverage. It is important that NJ FamilyCare recipients confirm that their most current address and contact information is on file in order to ensure they receive any correspondence regarding their healthcare coverage. If a family receives mail from NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid, they should respond promptly. Beneficiaries can update their contact information by calling NJ FamilyCare at 1-800-701-0710.
Organizations, healthcare providers, and individuals who work closely with families can help spread the word about this process by sharing materials from NJ FamilyCare’s Stay Covered Toolkit. The New Jersey Department of Human Services will work on updating materials on their StayCoveredNJ website to reflect the latest news from the federal government.
Maintain your Medicaid coverage. Ensure your contact information is up-to-date today by calling
NJ FamilyCare at 1-800-701-0710.