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Medicaid Unwinding Project

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About Medicaid Unwinding Project

Conduct outreach and education to ensure New Jersey families are aware of NJ Familycare/Medicaid unwinding, specific eligibility, enrollment qualifications, timelines, and the availability of resources and services in their communities.

Town Hall meetings: The town hall meetings create opportunities for community engagement to support discussion and feedback regarding NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid unwinding and enrollment. Town Halls are available in English and Spanish.

Information sessions and Lunch & Learns: Virtual Information Sessions provide an opportunity for families and community members to learn about the NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid unwinding and enrollment process, eligibility, important timelines and other information. The sessions are provided in English and Spanish.

Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign: Will provide link when video is available.

Contact: Danica Lafortune and Rhea Malone, Project Co-Coordinators for more information.

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Stay Covered! Mini Grant

Supported by Family Voices, through a grant from the Lucile Packard Foundation and MCHB, SPAN was awarded a mini-grant to work with families to navigate Medicaid Unwinding.

We conduct outreach and education to increase awareness of the PHE (Public Health Emergency) Unwinding and Medicaid Redetermination process.

We work with families to proactively navigate the Medicaid redetermination process related to the end of the Public Health Emergency, including one-on-one navigation services, trainings, and targeted outreach activities.

For more information, contact Brenda Figueroa,

In March 2022, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid implemented special regulations ensuring continued coverage for all Medicaid recipients, even if they exceeded income limits. This was referred to as the “continuous Medicaid enrollment” rule.

The Continuous Medicaid Enrollment rule ended in April 2023, marking the start of Medicaid Unwinding. From April 2023 to March 2024, many NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid enrollees underwent redetermination, receiving either a renewal application or being automatically deemed re-eligible. This process is known as “Unwinding” from the continuous Medicaid requirement.

In partnership with NJ DOH, NJ DHS and NJ DMAHS, SPAN is conducting outreach.