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How to Enroll

NJ FamilyCare is the name for New Jersey’s Medicaid program. It helps qualified New Jersey residents get access to affordable health insurance.


1. Apply for NJ FamilyCare

You can apply in one of these ways:

2. Check your mail

The State will notify you when you are approved for NJ FamilyCare. Look for your welcome packet in the mail

3. Choose Amerigroup as your health plan

Once approved, you can choose Amerigroup in one of these ways:

  • Call NJ FamilyCare at 1-800-701-0710 (TTY 1-800-701-0720)
  • Fill out the NJ FamilyCare Plan Selection Form and return it in the postage-paid envelope provided in your welcome packet

Already have a plan but want to switch to Amerigroup?

If you were assigned to a different health plan during enrollment, you have 90 days to switch.

You can also switch to Amerigroup during the annual open enrollment period from October 1 to November 15 each year. 

NJ FamilyCare will allow you to switch for other reasons too, such as your doctor no longer accepting your or your child’s current health plan. 

To switch to Amerigroup

Call NJ FamilyCare at 1-800-701-0710 (TTY 1-800-701-0720) and follow the prompts. An enrollment specialist may come on the line to help you make the change.

Have questions or need help?

Call Member Services at 1-800-600-4441
(TTY 711). We’re here to help!