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 2017 | Open Enrollment begins for 2017, for coverage that will begin Jan. 1 2018 or later
Dec 15 2017 | Last day to enroll in or change plans for coverage to start Jan. 1 2018
Jan 1 2017 | Coverage begins for those who enrolled or changed plans before Dec. 15 2017
HEALTH CENTER ENROLLMENT RESOURCES
- Access resources and enrollment assister tools here.
- Interact with other members of the O/E Network here.
- View the Health Center O/E data collection tool here.
- Email email@example.com to provide feedback, share stories and ask questions.