Program DescriptionNew Jersey FamilyCare (NJFC) is a federal and state funded health insurance program created to help New Jersey's uninsured children to have affordable health coverage. It is not a welfare program. NJFC is for hard-working families who cannot afford to privately pay the high cost of health insurance. Eligibility is based on family size and monthly income. Assets are not considered when determining eligibility. NJFC is a comprehensive health insurance program that will provide many if not all of your child's health care needs. A sample of the services provided by NJFC are: physician services, preventive health care, emergency medical care, inpatient hospital services, outpatient hospital services, laboratory services, prescription drugs, eyeglasses, dental services in most cases, emergency transportation, mental health services, plus many more.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of New Jersey, under 19 years of age or be a primary care giver with a child under the age of 19, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), and a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessIf you are interested in applying for New Jersey FamilyCare, the entire application process can be completed through the mail. All enrollment packets contain postage free envelopes. Calling the number below and giving your name and address will allow our office to mail an application to your home:
You can also download an application by visiting our website at: http://www.njfamilycare.org/apply.aspx
Or if you would like to have face-to-face contact with someone, you may select one of the many outreach and enrollment sites listed by county:
The outreach and enrollment sites also have applications available if you choose to personally obtain one. If you need help completing your application, you may call and speak to a Health Benefits Coordinator at 1-800-701-0710.
Once you have copies of all the required documentation and your application is completed and signed, place everything in the prepaid postage return envelope provided and drop it in the mail. That's all there is to it.