New Hampshire Health Protection Program
What is the New Hampshire Health Protection Program?
In 2014, changes in State law created the New Hampshire Health Protection Program (NHHPP) which is a Medicaid funded health care program that expands coverage to low-income New Hampshire residents.
- Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP): If you or someone in your family is eligible to receive health insurance through an employer, you may qualify for help in covering your insurance costs. If you are eligible for the HIPP Program, the New Hampshire Health Protection Program will pay your share of the insurance costs. For more information regarding the Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP) visit the HIPP webpage.
- Medically Frail: If you have a physical, mental or emotional condition that causes limitations in daily activities; or you reside in a medical facility or nursing home then you could self-identify as medically frail. People who are medically frail are excluded from PAP and will enroll in a managed care plan have an option of Alternative Benefit Plan (ABP) or a standard Medicaid package of benefits.
- Premium Assistance Program: If you are a New Hampshire resident between the ages of 19 to 65, and meet certain household income levels and other requirements you may be eligible for the Premium Assistance Program (PAP). Through this program you will get your health coverage through a commercial health plan called a Qualified Health Plan (or QHP) through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM). If you would like more information visit the Premium Assistance Program webpage.
If you are not eligible for NHHPP or Medicaid, you can find more information about affordable health coverage by visiting Covering New Hampshire.
For questions call the NH Medicaid Service Center at 1-888-901-4999.