1. Many beneficiaries who, under ordinary federal rules, may have lost eligibility for NJ FamilyCare due to issues such as non-response to redetermination requests or changes in income have instead maintained coverage. This is reflected in the enrollment totals in the April and May reports, and accounts for most of the net NJ FamilyCare enrollment growth since the March 2020 report.
2. Complying with the new federal rules required the state to undertake various technical and systems changes, which delayed the production of the April enrollment report. As a result, six weeks of new eligibility data (from March 21st to May 1st) are incorporated in the April report, relative to the March report. By contrast, the May enrollment report reflects only three weeks of new eligibility data (from May 2nd to May 22nd) relative to the April report. As such, any comparative analyses either between May and April, or between May or April and previous months, should be undertaken with caution, as these reports reflect non-standard windows of time.