By working together, New Jersey school officials, state workers, community organizations and others have reduced the number of uninsured NJ children by 32 percent in recent years! Thank you for your help with this incredible success for kids.
Can you please take one more small step to continue this progress?
As you know, emergency contact cards now ask whether a child has health coverage. If the parent or guardian indicates that a child is uninsured and signs the card, the child’s name, contact information, and the child’s eligibility status for free- or reduced school meals should be compiled into one district-wide Excel spreadsheet formatted per the memo you received from Barbara Gantwerk in late September. The completed district spreadsheet should be sent to NJFamilyCare.DoeMemo@dhs.state.nj.us.
This enables NJ FamilyCare to use an express process to enroll eligible uninsured students into NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid, providing more immediate coverage to these children. We ask that you confirm with your school nurses or the responsible staff that these names and addresses have been collected and sent to the Department of Human Services. If you already completed this task, we thank you!
Children who have health coverage are much more likely to receive the medical care that can keep them healthy and help them succeed in school. Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) can help parents who have difficulty completing the enrollment process. We can be reached at 973-643-3876 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
When everybody helps, together we can make this an even bigger win for New Jersey kids. Thank you and best wishes for this holiday season!
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