BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Mayor Michael Venezia wants Bloomfield residents to be aware of a recent major change to NJ FamilyCare, which ensures all children will be eligible to apply for health insurance.
“As of January 1, 2023, all children under the age of 19 may now apply for NJ FamilyCare regardless of their immigration status. This is a game changer and will be a tremendous help for many of our families,” said Mayor Venezia. “The Human Services Department often receives calls from people who need medical care but cannot access it and now we can help these families sign up for insurance and receive the vital care they need.”
NJ FamilyCare - a federal and state funded health insurance program - was created to help qualified New Jersey residents of any age access free or low-cost healthcare coverage that provides for doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services, and even hospitalization. NJ FamilyCare is for people who do not have employer insurance and also includes CHIP, Medicaid and Medicaid expansion populations as well.
NJ residents in need of more information on this program should visit the NJ FamilyCare website at: https://njfamilycare.org to learn more about financial eligibility and other requirements. The entire application process can be completed online but for more assistance please call (800) 701-0710 on Mondays & Thursdays between 8:00 A.M. & 8:00 P.M. and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays between 8:00 A.M. & 5:00 P.M.
Bloomfield residents may also contact the Bloomfield Department of Human Services for assistance at (973) 680-4017.
Individuals ineligible for NJ FamilyCare can find information on other insurance affordability programs at www.getcovered.nj.gov.