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New Benefits Portal for Temporary Disability and Family Leave Insurance

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NJ FamilyCare Members: Is Your Contact Information Up to Date?

Members of the State’s NJ FamilyCare health insurance program should call their NJ FamilyCare health plan or 1-800-701-0710 (TTY: 711) to ensure their contact information is up to date.As required by federal law, NJ FamilyCare will resume eligibility reviews on April 1st, 2023. Members need to look for and respond to mail from the State or their county board of social services, and they need to respond right away to avoid a gap in their coverage. Members should expect to be contacted no later than March 30th, 2024.Ensure your benefits are not interrupted by confirming that NJ FamilyCare can contact you.

Substance Use Disorder Resources Available Across New Jersey

Anyone seeking help with addiction, whether struggling personally or helping a loved one, can call 1-844-ReachNJ (1-844-732-2465) to receive immediate support and assistance from live, trained addiction counselors based here in New Jersey. The help line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Naloxone, sometimes referred to by the brand name “Narcan,” can revive people who have lost consciousness due to opioid overdose. New Jerseyans aged 14 and over can obtain naloxone freely and anonymously at participating pharmacies. One two-dose naloxone nasal spray kit will be provided per visit. People who obtain naloxone do not need to provide a name or a reason.Learn More

Free COVID-19 Test Kits Still Available

New Jerseyans can order up to four rapid COVID-19 test kits to be sent to their home address. The tests are completely free. There are no shipping costs, and you don’t have to give a credit card or bank account number. You only need to give a name and address. Once you place an order, you’ll get an order confirmation number. If you provide your email address, you’ll also get an order confirmation email and delivery updates.You can also order kits by calling 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489). Your kits will be mailed through the U.S. Postal Service within 7 to 12 days.Order Test Kits

New Online Experience for Clients of Temporary Disability and Family Leave Insurance

New Jerseyans receiving Temporary Disability Insurance or Family Leave Insurance through the Department of Labor and Workforce Development will enjoy an upgraded experience when they log in to manage their benefits.All existing clients must complete a few quick steps to set up a new login. Login information changed prior to March 8th, 2023 will no longer work.This change has no impact on payments, benefits, debit cards, or banking information connected to your account.Update Your Account
Keep Yourself and Your Family Healthy For SpringSyringe with drip coming from needle

New Jerseyans are encouraged to continue taking necessary precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy. Respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 are still among us.Residents are particularly encouraged to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 and flu vaccinations, including receiving the updated bivalent COVID-19 booster when eligible.Everyone six months of age and older is now eligible for the bivalent COVID-19 vaccinations that target recently circulating Omicron subvariants. COVID-19 vaccines are free to everyone. Find locations offering COVID-19 vaccines and boosters on the COVID-19 Vaccine Finder and Community Calendar.Flu vaccines, which are often covered by insurers at little to no cost to individuals, can be found at pharmacies, health care provider offices, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and local health departments. FQHCs and health departments may also offer the flu vaccine at little to no cost for eligible uninsured or underinsured individuals.Everyone is encouraged to take common sense measures to protect themselves and the people around them. This includes coughing or sneezing into your sleeve, washing your hands, staying home when you’re sick, and wearing a mask if you or someone you’re spending time with is at high risk of severe illness.If symptoms appear, get tested for COVID-19. Free at-home test kits are available from the federal government and testing is offered for free at certain sites around New Jersey.Keep children home from school and child care centers if they are feeling unwell.Was this email helpful?

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