HUSKY HEALTH PLANS

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The HUSKY Program is the State of Connecticut’s public health coverage program for eligible children, parents, relative caregivers, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, adults without children, and pregnant women within the income guidelines. Children up to age 19 may qualify regardless of family income level.

As of January 1, 2014, the HUSKY Program expanded to include HUSKY C.

For most families and individuals, HUSKY coverage is free or low-cost. Even families with high incomes can get HUSKY Health benefits for children at an unsubsidized group rate.

For further information about HUSKY visit the website: http://www.huskyhealth.com/hh/site/default.asp. 

 

SUMMARY OF HUSKY PLANS:

 

HUSKY A

Connecticut children and their parents or a relative caregiver with incomes at or below 201% of the Federal Poverty Level and pregnant women may be eligible for HUSKY A.

HUSKY B

Uninsured children under age 19 in higher-income households, (between 185%-323%), may be eligible for HUSKY B (also known as Non-Medicaid Children's Health Insurance Program or CHIP). 

[Note: When looking at the HUSKY family income guidelines, some income and certain expenses may be deducted to qualify].

To apply online for HUSKY D, please visit www.accesshealthct.com, under ‘Get Health Coverage.’
To apply by phone, please call the Access Health CT call center at 1-855-805-HEALTH (4325).


HUSKY C & Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities

Connecticut residents aged 65 or older, or who are aged 18 through 64 and who are blind, or who have another disability, may qualify for coverage under HUSKY C, formerly known as Medicaid for the Aged/Blind/Disabled.

To apply on line, please visit www.connect.ct.gov, under ‘Apply for Benefits.’ 
You can also download the ‘W-1E’ application:  Eligibility Determination Document (W-1E) with Instructions (6,258KB) - Versión en Español 

There are income and asset limits to qualify for HUSKY C. For complete income and asset limits, allowed deductions and what assets can be excluded, please read the Basic Eligibility for the Aged, Blind and Disabled publication.  Net income limits (after deductions) vary by geographic area in Connecticut.

  

HUSKY D

Connecticut residents aged 19 through 64, who do not qualify for HUSKY A; who do not receive federal Supplemental Security Income or Medicare; and who are not pregnant, may qualify for HUSKY D (Formerly known as Medicaid for Low-Income Adults (LIA)).

There are income limits to qualify for this program, which vary by geographic region.

United States citizens (including naturalized citizens and nationals of the United States) are required by federal law to prove citizenship identity to be eligible for HUSKY A (Medicaid) coverage. You will be asked to prove citizenship and identity AFTER you send in your HUSKY application form.


To apply online for HUSKY D, please visit www.accesshealthct.com, under ‘Get Health Coverage.’
To apply by phone, please call the Access Health CT call center at 1-855-805-HEALTH (4325).


HUSKY INCOME GUIDELINES

TO APPLY FOR HUSKY:

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE FOR HUSKY MEMBERS:

The Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (CTBHP), http://www.ctbhp.com, manages mental health and substance abuse care for children and adults who have HUSKY insurance.  For more information, contact Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership at 877-552-8247.

DENTAL CARE FOR HUSKY MEMBERS:

The Connecticut Dental Health Partnership manages referrals to dentists for HUSKY members. Call the Partnership, 866-420-2924, for a referral to a dental provider who accepts Medicaid. You can also call the Partnership to get help with appointment scheduling for the dentist or transportation or with translation assistance.

HEALTH CARE REFERRALS FOR HUSKY MEMBERS:

Community Health Network (CHN) of Connecticut will refer members insured under HUSKY and Healthy Start to health care providers.  Contact CHN at 800-859-9889.

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT'S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE

Search by agency/program name: HUSKY
or Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership
or Connecticut Dental Health Partnership
or Community Health Network

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SOURCE: HUSKY Health, http://www.huskyhealth.com; Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership, http://www.ctbhp.com/members.htm
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: December2014