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Affordable Care Act Information: Get Covered NJ State Marketplace

Open enrollment under the Get Covered NJ State Marketplace begins November 1, 2022. By state law, New Jersey residents are required to obtain medical insurance.

Get Covered NJ State Marketplace

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The Open Enrollment Period for the 2023 coverage year ended January 31st. You may be eligible to enroll in coverage outside of open enrollment if you have a major life event or meet a certain income level.

Special Enrollment

Special Enrollment Outside of Enrollment Dates

You can enroll in or change plans if you have certain life changes or qualify for NJ FamilyCare (Medicaid and CHIP).

Special enrollment is possible if you have a qualifying life event outside of the open enrollment period.

Qualifying Life Events Include:

  • Marriage/Divorce
  • Losing other health coverage
  • Having a baby
  • Adopting a child
  • Turning 26 and losing coverage through a parent's plan
  • Becoming a U.S. citizen
  • Moved to a new residence
  • Leaving incarceration
  • Others


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Get Covered NJ State Marketplace

Key Points

  • Open enrollment for 2023 has ended.
  • Enrollment for 2023 coverage started on November 1, 2022, and ended on January 31, 2023.
  • See if you quality for a Special Enrollment Period outside of open enrollment.
  • New Jersey uses a State-based Marketplace, Get Covered NJ.

​Important dates for 2023 enrollment

  • November 1, 2022 - Enrollment period starts
  • January 31, 2023 - Enrollment period ends
  • If you enroll by December 31, your coverage will start on January 1. If you enroll in January, your coverage will start on February 1


Enrolling and Re-Enrolling

  • Existing NJ Marketplace Customers
  • New Customers - Get Started
  • Tips for Choosing a Plan - Things to consider when shopping for health insurance.
  • Plan Comparison Tool 2023 - Compare health plans, costs, and estimate how much financial help you may qualify for.
  • To enroll you will need
    • Home and/or mailing addresses
    • Birth Dates
    • Social Security numbers
    • Immigration documentation, if applicable
    • Employer and income information for every member of your household ( for example, pay stubs or W-2 forms)
    • You best estimate of what your household income will be for the year you are seeking coverage
    • Policy numbers for any current health plans covering members of your household

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