The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will be closed on Saturday, August 8, 2020 due to loss of Power.

Affordable Care Act Information

As of 2019, New Jersey requires health insurance coverage. For more information visit GetCoveredNJ.

Affordable Care Act Information from New Jersey State Library — Click here.


  • The 2020 Open Enrollment Period for Healthcare coverage was November 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019.

  • Policies starting in 2020 may still be available if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Many events can qualify you including losing health coverage, changes in residence or income, major life events like marriage, divorce, birth of a child, newly gained US citizenship or release from prison.  For information on whether you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, visit

NJ Family Care is both a federal and state funded health insurance program created to help qualify New Jersey residents of any age, by providing them with access to affordable health insurance.

For more information click here.


New Jersey State Library Guide to the Affordable Care Act (for 2020 coverage) - Helpful resources, links to the Federal Affordable Care law, sources of more information including the key points you need to know before open enrollment ends December 15 and more.

Also includes important information on New Jersey’s Health Insurance Market law and New Jersey’s individual mandate for health insurance.

SHOP Marketplace:

The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace is for small employers who want to provide health and dental insurance to their employees — affordably, flexibly, and conveniently.

For current news and  information regarding the Affordable Care Act click here.

Filing Complaints:

  • Insurance complaint:
    • Click here, or call (609) 292-7272 for more information.
  • Reporting ACA - related fraud:
    • Contact the Health Insurance Marketplace at 1-800-318-2596, or your local law enforcement.
  • Reporting identity theft:
    • Contact local law enforcement and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ID Theft Hotline at 1-877-438-4338.

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