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Posted on: August 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid Restarts Eligibility Review

Since March of 2020, NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid has followed special rules related to the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). These rules have allowed most NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid members to keep their health coverage, even if they no longer qualified. Congress passed legislation requiring state Medicaid programs to follow normal federal rules as of April 1, 2023.

NJ FamilyCare has re-started eligibility reviews. All members enrolled in an NJ FamilyCare program will be reviewed to see if they still qualify for coverage. As part of this review, many members will receive mail from the State of New Jersey or their County Board of Social Services. 

Members will have to provide or confirm additional information so NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid can decide whether they still qualify for healthcare coverage. Members who do not respond to NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid mail may lose their coverage.

We encourage you to share this information with your departments that interface with the public and have the Keep your Healthcare Coverage fliers in both English and Spanish as well as the NJ FamilyCare Renewal packet in English and Spanish available for distribution.

Contact: Paul Penna, Senior Legislative Analyst, ppenna@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x110.

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