Children Under the Age of 18 are Required to Have Health Care Coverage
On July 7, 2008, Governor Jon S. Corzine signed a law requiring, among other things, all residents under the age of 18 in New Jersey to have health care coverage that provides hospital and medical benefits. This requirement became effective on July 7, 2009. (P.L. 2008, c. 38) Coverage may be provided through an employer-sponsored or individual health benefits plan, the Medicaid program, NJ FamilyCare program, or the NJ FamilyCare Advantage buy-in program.
Access to quality, affordable health care contributes, not only to the health, safety, and well being of children, but also ensures that children may participate in the educational opportunities available to them.
To view the letter from New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner, Lucille Davy, which provides important contact information, click here.
Free or Low Cost Health Care Insurance Available for NJ Children
¡El seguro médico gratis o a un bajo costo está disponible para los niños de New Jersey!
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The Department of Education has asked school administrators to disseminate NJ FamilyCare information to our communities. The Department of Education worked in consultation with the Department of Human Services to help the families of uninsured students gain access to health insurance. Fact sheets providing valuable information for parents and guardians about NJ FamilyCare are available in the school nurses' offices. For more information, visit the NJ FamilyCare website at http://njfamilycare.org.