Beginning January 1, 2019, New Jersey will require its residents to maintain health insurance.
The law requires you and your family to have minimum essential health coverage throughout 2019 and beyond, unless you qualify for an exemption.
Failure to have health coverage or qualify for an exemption will result in a Shared Responsibility Payment when you file your 2019 New Jersey Income Tax return.
If you don’t have health insurance coverage you must apply for health coverage during the open enrollment period of November 1, 2018 through December 15, 2018.
If you are not required to file a 2019 New Jersey Income Tax return – you are exempt from this mandate.