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:
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.
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].
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, or Title 19.
There are income and asset limits to qualify for this program. Net income limits (after deductions) vary by geographic area in Connecticut.
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.
HUSKY INCOME GUIDELINES
- For eligibility criteria see the HUSKY website at http://www.huskyhealth.com/hh/cwp/view.asp?a=3573&q=421548&hhNav=|.
TO APPLY FOR HUSKY:
- Download an electronic application: http://www.huskyhealth.com/hh/lib/hh/pdf/huskyappenglish.pdf.
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.
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
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT'S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE
SOURCE: HUSKY Health,
http://www.huskyhealth.com; Connecticut Behavioral
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: December2013
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