State of New Jersey Programs Focus on Citizens’ Health and Well Being

Plan for Your Child’s College Education With NJBEST

New Jersey’s 529 College Savings Plan, NJBEST, can help you get a head start on saving for your child’s education. Taxpayers with household adjusted gross income up to $75,000 are eligible for a one-time match of up to $750 with an initial deposit into a new NJBEST plan account for new beneficiaries.

Get Covered New Jersey: Open Enrollment Happening Now

More options and lower premiums are available for residents seeking health insurance coverage at Get Covered New Jersey, the official health insurance marketplace of New Jersey. About 9 in 10 residents who enroll through Get Covered New Jersey will qualify for financial assistance with health coverage premiums. No one will pay more than 8.5 percent of their income for health insurance through Get Covered New Jersey. The Open Enrollment Period for 2023 coverage at Get Covered New Jersey will run from November 1st, 2022 to January 31st, 2023. Consumers must enroll by December 31st, 2022 for coverage starting January 1st, 2023; if they enroll by January 31st, 2023, coverage will begin February 1st, 2023.

Use the ANCHOR Website to Apply for up to $1,500 in Tax Relief

More than three million residents are eligible for up to $1,500 in property tax relief under the ANCHOR program. ANCHOR call wait times could be lengthy right now. To get your application in faster, use the New Jersey Treasury website. To be eligible for this year’s benefit, you must have occupied your primary residence on October 1st, 2019. You must also file (or be exempt from) NJ income taxes. The deadline for filing is December 30th, 2022.

Updated COVID-19 Boosters Available for Everyone Aged 5 and Older

Individuals aged 5 and older are encouraged to get the updated COVID-19 booster dose, which should be received two months after their most recent booster or primary vaccination series. Those who are at least 6 years old can get either a Pfizer or Moderna booster, regardless of which vaccine they received for their primary series. These updated COVID-19 boosters offer stronger protections against severe illness and death from Omicron sub-variants. The Pfizer booster is recommended for all individuals aged 5 and older, while the Moderna booster is recommended for those aged 6 and older. Find locations offering the boosters on the COVID-19 Vaccine Finder and Community Calendar.  

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