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News Release

New Jersey Department of
Banking and Insurance

Acting Commissioner Justin Zimmerman

For Immediate Release:
December 26, 2023

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NJDOBI Announces More than 330K Have Signed Up for 2024 Health Insurance through Get Covered New Jersey

NJ residents must enroll by Dec. 31 for coverage starting Jan. 1

9 in 10 People Who Enroll Qualify for Savings; Many Pay $10 a Month or Less for Health Coverage

TRENTON — New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Acting Commissioner Justin Zimmerman today announced that more than 330,000 New Jersey residents signed up for a 2024 health insurance plan through the state’s Official Health Insurance Marketplace, Get Covered New Jersey, in the first five weeks of the Open Enrollment Period that started on November 1, 2023. Total signups have increased compared to the same timeframe last year, as residents continue to take advantage of record levels of financial help available from the State of New Jersey and the federal government and more plan options to choose from. 

Open Enrollment for 2024 health insurance ends January 31st, but residents must enroll in a plan by December 31, 2023 for coverage to take effect on January 1, 2024. 

“We are thrilled to see how many residents enrolled in coverage so far through Get Covered New Jersey for 2024,” said Acting Commissioner Zimmerman. “Get Covered New Jersey was established to connect residents to quality, affordable health insurance, and participation in this program continues to grow—allowing more families to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing they are covered for whatever life brings. While it is a busy time of year, if you are in need of health insurance there is still time to enroll by Dec. 31st to ensure coverage at the start of the new year. There are expanded plan options available, and most enrolling qualify for financial help to reduce costs.”

During the first five weeks of the annual Open Enrollment period from November 1st to December 5th, 330,901 New Jerseyans signed up for 2024 health coverage, including 51,432 new or existing consumers who actively selected a plan and 279,469 who were automatically renewed. Overall plan selection totals are up 11.1 percent compared to this time last year.

New Jerseyans continue to receive historic levels of financial help, and the average amount of financial help for 2024 coverage is at a record high of $585 per person per month or $ 7,020 per year. Nine out of 10 enrollees will qualify for financial help, and many individuals will have access to a health plan at a cost of $10 a month or less.

To further reduce costs for some consumers, the department is taking advantage of a new federal rule that permits Marketplaces to transition eligible consumers from a bronze plan to a silver plan upon automatic renewals. Through this affordability measure adopted by the department, consumers who are eligible for extra savings will be renewed into a silver plan with the extra savings, called cost-sharing reductions (CSRs), with the same insurance carrier and the same coverage with a lower or equivalent premium.  This policy change will help lower out of pocket health care costs for New Jerseyans.   

Annually, the Open Enrollment Period at Get Covered New Jersey runs from November 1st through January 31st. Consumers must enroll by December 31st for coverage beginning January 1st; those who enroll by January 31, 2024 will have coverage beginning on February 1, 2024.

Open Enrollment is the only time of year residents can enroll in a plan, unless they have a major life event, such as getting married, moving, having a baby, losing employer-sponsored coverage, or if they meet certain income standards that qualify them for a Special Enrollment Period. Additionally, losing NJ FamilyCare coverage also qualifies residents for a Special Enrollment Period, and those who no longer qualify because their income is too high may be able to get help paying for premiums.

Established by Governor Phil Murphy and operated by the Department of Banking and Insurance, Get Covered New Jersey provides New Jerseyans with access to quality, affordable health insurance options for themselves and their families. All plans offered through cover preventive services, emergency services, prescription drugs, prenatal and pediatric care, and more, and no one can be denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition.

In New Jersey, there remains a requirement to have health coverage. Residents who do not qualify for an exemption from the Shared Responsibility Payment will pay a penalty at tax time.   

Consumers can find more information by visiting or:   

Get Covered New Jersey’s Week 5 Open Enrollment Snapshot may be found here: 


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