NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid Returning To Pre-COVID Rules, Conducting Member Reevaluation

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

SOUTH JERSEY — Since March of 2020, NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid has followed the rules under the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency that allowed most NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid members to keep their health coverage, even if they no longer qualified. Congress has passed legislation so that now state Medicaid programs must go back to previous federal rules meaning current members may lose their coverage.

All current members enrolled in an NJ FamilyCare program will be reviewed to see if they still qualify for coverage. According to the NJ Department of Human Services‘ website, “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.”

Members are encouraged to keep an eye on their mail because many will receive mail from the State of New Jersey or their County Board of Social Services.

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, Camden County will partner with, among others, the Center for Family Services and the Camden City School District to hold a virtual informational session on how to renew NJ FamilyCare (Medicaid) coverage or transition to other health coverage if no longer qualified.

“We encourage all beneficiaries here in the county to join us virtually for this informational session as it could be extremely helpful,” Camden County Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services, said in a press release from the county. “It is crucial that all recipients reevaluate their qualifications to ensure that they will not be left without a plan when it comes to their healthcare, and we hope to answer any and all questions and concerns during this meeting.”

For more information on the review process that includes videos in English, Spanish, and American Sign language, click here.

For more information on Camden County’s information session as well as the Zoom link to the virtual session, click here for English and here for Spanish.

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