|OUTREACH AND ENROLLMENT|
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, putting in place comprehensive reforms that improve access to affordable health coverage for everyone and protect consumers from abusive insurance company practices. (whitehouse.gov)
HEALTH INSURANCE OUTREACH AND ENROLLMENT
New Jersey Health Centers have a critical role in educating the public and signing them up for health insurance. This effort is called outreach and enrollment. As providers of healthcare for all people who live in New Jersey, Community Health Centers continuously educate and assist patients in determining their eligibility for state, federal, or community programs. NJPCA, in turn, assists Health Centers in their outreach and enrollment team members through technical and training assistance.
INSURING OUR NEIGHBORS
We know that if our neighbors are healthy, we have healthier communities, that makes all New Jerseyeans healthier. Better than a cup of sugar, we're helping our neighbors with health insurance enrollment assistance. In 2013, all 20 of New Jersey’s Federally Qualified Health Centers became Certified Application Counselor Designated Organizations (CDO).
As CDOs, each FQHC provides free enrollment assistance into the Health Insurance Marketplace and NJ FamilyCare (Medicaid/CHIP) to their patients and community members.
HEALTH INSURANCE SIGN UP
Do you need health insurance and you want to know where you can sign up?
Click here to locate Enrollment Assisters (Certified Application Counselors) statewide and in your county at a New Jersey FQHC nearest you providing free enrollment assistance.
Nov 1 2016 | Open Enrollment begins for 2017, for coverage that will begin Jan. 1 2017 or later
Dec 15 2016 | Last day to enroll in or change plans for coverage to start Jan. 1 2017
Jan 1 2017 | Coverage begins for those who enrolled or changed plans before Dec. 15 2016
Jan 31 2017 | Last day to ENROLL in or CHANGE a plan for 2017. After this date, you can ONLY enroll or change plans if you qualify for a special enrollment period
HEALTH CENTER ENROLLMENT RESOURCES
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