Residents Can Apply On-Site for Coverage & Receive Health Screenings by JCMC/Barnabas Health
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Jersey City Depatment of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, will mark the opening of enrollment for 2015 coverage under the Affordable Care Act at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at City Hall, 280 Grove Street. Enrollment specialists will be available from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Continue reading Mayor Fulop and Director of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Region II to Open Enrollment for Affordable Health Care
Staff & Mobile Navigator Program to Assist Residents
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that the City of Jersey City Department of Health
and Human Services has developed an aggressive plan to ensure residents have access to health insurance
through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, which is scheduled to open on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
Outreach includes a Mobile Navigator Program that is funded through a $400,000 federal grant.
“Nearly 20 percent of the Jersey City population, approximately 55,000 residents, currently do not have health
insurance,” said Mayor Fulop. “With the launch of the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, we want these
residents to know what their options are and how to apply. That is why the Health Department has developed a
robust and proactive plan to assist residents in answering their questions and in applying online.”
The City of Jersey City and Public Health Solutions have partnered on a federally-funded mobile Navigator
Program through a $400,000 grant that will hire four bilingual counselors to visit businesses, community groups,
and local non-profits to enroll residents for health coverage in Essex and Hudson County. Only six federal grants
were allocated in New Jersey, and Jersey City is the only municipality with a bilingual, mobile model. Continue reading Jersey City Prepares for Launch of Affordable Care Act Marketplace; 10 Certified Application Counselors on