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New Jersey FamilyCare (SCHIP)

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Program Description:

New Jersey FamilyCare 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. New Jersey FamilyCare 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. New Jersey FamilyCare 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, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, and you must have an annual household income before taxes of less than $29,140 if two people live in the household; $36,620 if three people live in the household; $44,100 if four people live in the household; $51,580 if five people live in the household; $59,060 if six people live in the household; $66,540 if seven people live in the household; $74,020 if eight people live in the household; and $81,500 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $7,480 for each additional person in the home. Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

If 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: (800) 701-0710

You can also download an application by visiting our web site at: http://www.njfamilycare.org/pages/FC_APP-en.pdfOr 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 (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.


Program Contact Information:

For more information on New Jersey FamilyCare, please call (800) 701-0710 or visit the following website:


Managing Agency:

New Jersey

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