Beginning January 1, 2019, New Jersey requires state residents to maintain health insurance.
The law requires you and your family to have minimum essential health coverage throughout 2019 and beyond, unless you qualify for an exemption.
Failure to have health coverage or qualify for an exemption will result in a Shared Responsibility Payment when you file your 2019 New Jersey Income Tax return.
If you are not required to file a 2019 New Jersey Income Tax return – you are exempt from this mandate.
Please note: The open enrollment period for 2020 ended on December 15, 2019. However, you can enroll in or switch plans if you have certain life changes or qualify for Medicaid. Visit Get Covered New Jersey for more information.