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New Jersey Resources for Working Men and Women

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO has compiled COVID-19 coronavirus-related resources and news updates while our state and nation are under a state of emergency. We know the situation changes daily, even hourly, and the state federation is working directly with New Jersey government and Congress to advocate for union members. We will update often, and ONLY with reliable information.

Union sisters and brothers who serve as health care workers, firefighters, police, airline workers, emergency service workers and other first responders are on the front lines. Other everyday heroes are stocking store shelves, sanitizing every imaginable surface and fabric, caring for the elderly, the sick and disabled, and teaching children remotely. Those in transportation and the building trades are working while taking extra precautions for their health and safety.

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO supports their brave work and offers these news items and resources. 

Resources for New Jerseyans

COVID Vaccine in New Jersey

Register for the Vaccine

Shots Will Not Cost You

  •  If you are covered by a private health plan (whether obtained directly through the individual market or through your employer): All group and individual comprehensive health insurance plans must provide coverage for COVID-19 immunization and its administration. During the federal public health emergency, these plans must provide this coverage without cost sharing, regardless of whether the provider is in or out of network. For more information, please contact your insurance provider or visit https://www.nj.gov/dobi/bulletins/blt21_01.pdf.
  •  If you are covered by Medicare Part B: The vaccine and the administration of that vaccine will be covered without coinsurance or deductible.
  •  If you are covered by a Medicare Advantage Plan: Beneficiary copayment, coinsurance and deductible are waived for COVID-19 vaccine and its administration for calendar years 2020 and 2021.
  •  If you are covered by SHBP or SEHBP: The vaccine and the administration of that vaccine will be covered without coinsurance or deductible for in or out of network providers.
  •  If you are covered by NJ FamilyCare (Medicaid or CHIP): The vaccine and the administration of that vaccine will be covered without copays for in or out of network providers.
  •  If you are uninsured: health care providers that participate in the Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccination Program must agree to administer a COVID-19 immunization regardless of an individual’s ability to pay or health insurance coverage status, and may not seek reimbursement from the immunization recipient. For information on sites that are providing the vaccine, please visit: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/healthcare-worker-covid-19-vaccine-locations. This site will be updated as more locations are added.