Effective March 1st, the state will not accept new applications for the temporary health insurance program NJ Protect.

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According to the State Department of Banking and Insurance, new applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday March 1, 2013.  All applications received after 5 p.m. must be rejected.


The decision to suspend enrollment was made by the federal government.  NJ Protect is a new health insurance option for uninsured New Jerseyans with pre-existing medical conditions.

The program is considered a temporary measure to get patients coverage until next year.  New Jersey residents covered by NJ Protect are not affected by the enrollment suspension.