"It is absolutely vital that consumers act quickly to obtain health insurance so they do not find themselves without coverage," Kobylowski said.
NJ Protect policyholders who wish to purchase health insurance through the federal Marketplace, or exchange, can call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596.
Since it was launched in the summer of 2010, NJ Protect has provided health insurance to 2,909 New Jerseyans, while other guaranteed-issue states that participated in the federal program saw only a few dozen people sign up.
PCIPs were created in all states in 2010. The program was open to individuals with pre-existing conditions, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes, who had not had health insurance coverage for six months. States had the option of allowing the federal government to run their PCIPs or running their own.
At the time the federal government projected a three-year allocation of
"I am proud of our Administration's hard work and creativity and thankful to our two health insurance partners, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of
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