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NH Health Protection Program Meetings to be held Statewide
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Publish Date:
June 4, 2014

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is announcing 12 Statewide information sessions about the implementation of the New Hampshire Health Protection Program (NH HPP). With recent changes to New Hampshire law, there are new options for health insurance at little or no cost to those who qualify. The information sessions will provide important information about the program, coverage, eligibility and how to apply.

“The New Hampshire Health Protection Program will help provide access to health care coverage to people in our State who may have never had insurance before,” said DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas. “This initiative has the potential to help improve the health of thousands of people by ensuring they have access to care not only in times of need, but for preventative care as well. We want people to come to these sessions so they can learn more about the program and get their questions answered.”

The NH Health Protection Program has two coverage options. The Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP) will help cover insurance costs for someone if they or a member of their family have access to health insurance through an employer. The Bridge Program is for those that don’t have access to health insurance through an employer, or if they do not qualify for the HIPP Program.

The NH HPP is being offered to people between 19 and 65 years old. To be eligible, a household of one would have a monthly income limit of $1,294; a household of two, $1,744 or less per month; a household of three monthly income limit of $2,194; or a household of four with a monthly imcome limit of $2,644 or less.

Anyone who thinks they may be eligible (or their family members or care givers) and human service agency coordinators who work with those who may be eligible are encouraged to attend. Others who are interested in hearing more about the NH HPP are also welcome to attend.

These are informational sessions only, it is not for people to apply. All 12 sessions will cover the same information, so people need to attend only once.

Registration is not required, but is appreciated. To register go to

You will be redirected to a survey tool called Survey Monkey that is owned, managed and operated by a nongovernment entity. Please be advised that DHHS did not create or maintain the Survey Monkey site and therefore, is not responsible for the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the information presented at the Survey Monkey site nor does the DHHS or State of New Hampshire endorse any products or services linked from or supplied to this site, if any. While visiting the Survey Monkey site, the State of New Hampshire Privacy Notice no longer applies and you are subject to the privacy policy of the Survey Monkey site.

Anyone in need of accommodations for communication access such as interpreters, CART, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services should make that request at least 3 business days (72 hours) prior to the meeting you wish to attend to ensure availability. To request this call Alex McIntire at 603-224-5566 or

Meeting Schedule:

  • Concord, Monday, June 9, Brown Building Auditorium, 129 Pleasant St., 5:30-7 pm
  • Manchester, Tuesday, June 10, Health Department,1528 Elm St., 5:30-7 pm
  • Conway, Wednesday, June 11, Kennett Middle School, 176 Main St., 5:30-7 pm
  • Keene, Thursday, June 12, Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., 5:30-7 pm
  • Laconia, Monday, June 16, Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., 5:30-7 pm
  • Berlin, Tuesday, June 17, Androscoggin Valley Hospital, 59 Page Hill Rd., 5:30-7 pm
  • Claremont, Wednesday, June 18, River Valley Community College, 1 College Dr., 5:30-7 pm
  • Nashua, Thursday, June 19, Nashua High South, 36 Riverside Dr., 5:30-7 pm
  • Derry, Tuesday, June 24, Municipal Center, 14 Manning St., 5:30-7 pm
  • Littleton, Wednesday, June 25, Littleton High School, 159, Oak Hill Ave, 5:30-7 pm
  • Dover, Thursday, June 26, Dover Middle School, 16 Daley Dr., 5:30-7 pm
  • Portsmouth, Tuesday, July 1, Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Ave., 5:30-7 pm
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