New Jersey Revised Statutes § 54a:8-6.2 - Status Of Health Care Coverage, Question On The New Jersey Gross Income Tax Return, Determination Of Eligibility; Definitions.

54A:8-6.2 Status of health care coverage, question on the New Jersey Gross Income Tax return, determination of eligibility; definitions.

7. a. Beginning with the 2008 tax year and for each tax year thereafter, the Department of the Treasury shall require that each individual who files a resident New Jersey Gross Income Tax return indicate on the taxpayer's income tax return whether the taxpayer and dependents, if applicable, has health insurance coverage on the date of filing of the return.

b.The department shall transmit to the Department of Human Services information permitting the Department of Human Services to identify taxpayers who are uninsured and may be eligible to enroll in the Medicaid or NJ FamilyCare program. The Department of Human Services shall use this information in furtherance of its Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare outreach and enrollment initiative established pursuant to section 26 of P.L.2008, c.38 (C.30:4J-18).

c.As used in this section:

"Medicaid" means the New Jersey Medical Assistance and Health Services Program established pursuant to P.L.1968, c.413 (C.30:4D-1 et seq.).

"NJ FamilyCare" or "program" means the NJ FamilyCare Program established pursuant to P.L.2005, c.156 (C.30:4J-8 et al.).

L.2008, c.38, s.7.

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