For consumers who want to know information on NJ health plans, the New Jersey Association of Health Plans recommends these additional resources:
* The Individual Health Coverage Board ("IHC") at the Department of Banking Insurance ("DOBI") publishes this excellent New Jersey Individual Market Buyer's Guide. It has information about eligibility, coverage options, and much more.
* Also, the IHC Board/DOBI's website has additional information about shopping for individual and small employer (1-50 employees) market coverage including an overview of rates. You can access that information here.
Federally qualified health centers:
In the State of New Jersey, Community Health Centers are the major providers of comprehensive primary health care. Community Health Centers are often referred to as federally qualified health centers or "FQHCs" and are funded and qualified by the federal government,
Community Health Centers provide primary and preventative care to individuals regardless of income, insurance coverage or immigration status. Most centers are staffed with enrollment assisters who can help you apply for and enroll in health insurance coverage if you are eligible. You can find the nearest Community Health Center by visiting the New Jersey Primary Care Association website at:
New Jersey Citizen Action