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Reminder: COVID-19 Vaccinations are Free to all; No Need to have insurance

Pursuant to the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement, all providers must vaccinate individuals regardless of whether they have health insurance coverage or what type of coverage they have, and are prohibited from balance billing or otherwise charging vaccine recipients.

“As we continue to roll out our robust statewide vaccination program, we want to make it clear to New Jerseyans that no one will have to pay for the vaccine itself, regardless of whether or not they have health insurance coverage,” said Governor Murphy. “We strongly encourage everyone to join hundreds of thousands of their fellow New Jerseyans in preregistering to receive the vaccine and taking another step toward ending this pandemic.”

Medicaid

NJ SNAP Recipients to Receive at Least a 15 Percent Increase in Food Assistance Benefits in January

(TRENTON) –  New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive at least a 15 percent increase in benefits in January to help address food needs related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

A 15 percent increase in SNAP benefits was included in the recently signed federal relief legislation and will be in effect through June.

DDD Updates

DDD Communications: Vaccine Announcement 12-30-2020

Beginning in mid-December and continuing into early 2021, vaccine access will be given to New Jersey’s Phase 1A Group: health care workers, who are paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.  Phase 1A also includes long-term care residents and staff.

 

The Phase 1A definition of health care workers includes Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) in the State’s Developmental Centers and IDD group homes, day programs, and Self-Directed Employees in private homes. 

Medicaid

DDD Update COVID 19 for Families and Providers 11-13-2020

This COVID-19 DDD update webinar was presented by Dep't of Human Services Assistant Commissioner, Jonathan Seifried and reviewed a number of important changes to DDD's COVID-19 policy including:

  • State and DDD-Specific COVTD-19 Statistics
  • November Webinars
  • Fight the Flu!
  • FFS Transition/Agency with Choice Update
  • SDE Pre-Employment Screenings
  • Holiday Season 2020
  • Day Services Update
  • Office of Program Integrity and Accountability
  • January 1, 2021 DSP Wage Increase
  • EW Information
  • Resources
DDD Updates

DHS EVV_FAQ

DHS has an EVV FAQ on their website which has many answers regarding the soon to be mandatory system (Electronic Visit Verification)    We think families will be most interested in the fact on page 2 it specifically states that caregivers who live with the individual are NOT subject to EVV come January 1.
Medicaid

DDD COVID-19 Update for Families and Providers 10-29-20

State and DDD-Specific COVID-19 Statistics
November Webinars
5-Year NJCAT Reassessments and Other Information.
Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
Residential Surge Planning
Day Services Update
Coronavirus Relief Funding
COVID-19 Screening Tool Update
Developmental Center Website Updates
Voting Resources
Fight the Flu!
Resources

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