Open Enrollment For Health Coverage 

(800) 701-0710

Open Enrollment For Health Coverage  Ends on December 15th. It's time to choose health coverage for next year. Nearly 8/10 NJ residents purchasing coverage on the Marketplace got financial help last year. Check out your options & see if you qualify for a tax credit to lower the cost of your plan. 

See where to get help in Monmouth County.

You will need to have the following information for yourself and anyone in your household applying for coverage:

  • Home and/or mailing addresses
  • Birth dates
  • Social Security numbers
  • Information about the professional helping you apply (if you're getting help completing your application)
  • Document information for legal immigrants, if applicable
  • Tax returns for previous years
  • Employer and income information for every member of your household (for example, pay stubs or W-2 forms)
  • Your best estimate of what your household income will be in 2020
  • Policy numbers for any current health plans covering members of your household

For more information, contact:


NJ FamilyCare


Center for Family Services Statewide Navigator Enrollment Hotline

( 1-877-962-8448 )

Language Assistance Hotline and General Questions


Language Assistance Hotline and General Questions


New Jersey Health Insurance Market Preservation Act

Beginning January 1, 2019, New Jersey will require its residents to maintain health insurance.

The law requires you and your family to have minimum essential health coverage throughout 2019 and beyond, unless you qualify for an exemption.

Failure to have health coverage or qualify for an exemption will result in a Shared Responsibility Payment when you file your 2019 New Jersey Income Tax return.

If you are not required to file a 2019 New Jersey Income Tax return – you are exempt from this mandate.

Please note: The open enrollment period for 2019 ended on December 15, 2018.

Claim Exemptions

Some people are exempt from the health care coverage requirement for some or all of 2019. Exemptions are available for reasons such as having income below a certain level, having a short gap in coverage, having no affordable coverage options, or experiencing a hardship. (See Types of Coverage Exemptions below) If you qualify for an exemption, you can claim the exemption when you file your 2019 New Jersey Income Tax return (Form NJ-1040) using Schedule NJ-HCC in early 2020 or you can use the Division’s NJ Insurance Mandate Coverage Exemption Application. Exemptions that you may have received in the past from will be available to claim on Schedule NJ-HCC of the NJ-1040.

Individuals who are not required to file a New Jersey Income Tax return are automatically exempt and do not need to file just to report coverage or claim the exemption.