Important Message from Our Dean of Students (Dr. Lyn Hamlin) Regarding Student Health Insurance for 2014/2015
June 2, 2014
This is to notify you that beginning in the fall 2014 semester, New Jersey City University will no longer offer a student health insurance plan. Full time students will NOT be charged for Student Health Insurance on their fall 2014 bills. The current student insurance policy will end on August 1, 2014, and will not be renewable through NJCU.
In July 2013, the New Jersey Governor signed into law a bill that eliminates the requirement for full-time students at institutions of Higher Education in New Jersey to have health insurance. This change is the result of the Federal Affordable Care Act* and the New Jersey State Student Health Insurance Bill. *The Affordable Care Act is a Federal regulation that took effect January 1, 2014 and requires that individuals must have health care insurance coverage or be subject to a penalty.
To avoid any lapse in coverage, currently insured students must apply to the health care exchanges no later than July 10th to obtain new coverage that will start on August 1st, 2014 and extend until December 31, 2014. Students that were covered under the NJCU insurance plan, which ends on August 1, 2014, are eligible to enroll in the exchanges based on a “Qualifying Life Event,” which in this case would be losing other health coverage.
Students who wish to purchase health insurance are encouraged to visit the following websites to learn about their health insurance options:
See below for additional information on applying in person or for numbers to call:
Urban League of Hudson County (ULOHC)
Phone: (201) 451-8888 (main)Email: Nboateng@Ulohc.Org Web: http://ulohc.org Location: Urban League Of Hudson CountyAddress: 253 Martin Luther King Drive Jersey City, NJ 07305Additional Languages: Spanish
Metropolitan Family Health Network, Inc.
Phone: (201) 478-5800 (main)Web: http://www.metrofhn.com Email: email@example.com Address: 935 Garfield Ave Jersey City, NJ 07304Office Hours:
If you additional questions or concerns, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 201-200-3525.
Thank you, Dr. Lyn HamlinDean of Students