S 1646 (see companion bill A 674) – New JerseyStatus: Enacted
Year Introduced: 2022
This bill requires the Department of Banking and Insurance to establish and operate the New Jersey Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program (the program). The department is required to integrate the program with the State-based health insurance exchange, and may enter into an agreement with a third-party for operation of the program. The purpose of the program is to:
(1) establish a State-based reporting system to provide information about the health insurance status of State residents through the use of State income tax returns to identify individuals and determine whether an individual is interested in obtaining minimum essential coverage;
(2) determine whether an individual who is interested in obtaining minimum essential coverage qualifies for insurance affordability assistance;
(3) proactively contact an individual who is interested in obtaining minimum essential coverage to assist in enrolling the individual in insurance affordability assistance and minimum essential coverage; and
(4) maximize enrollment of eligible individuals in insurance affordability assistance and minimum essential coverage to improve access to care and reduce insurance costs for all residents of the State.
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