May, 16, 2023

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Establishes Extended Special Enrollment Period at Get Covered New Jersey for Individuals Losing NJ FamilyCare Coverage

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride announced the creation of an extended special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals who are no longer eligible for NJ FamilyCare (Medicaid) and qualify for health insurance through Get Covered New Jersey, the state’s official health insurance Marketplace. The department has established an extended SEP to allow these individuals 120 days to sign up for coverage and provides flexibilities that create a streamlined transition between the programs, offering consumers the option of having an earlier effective date of coverage to avoid coverage gaps.