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Granite Advantage Program (formerly New Hampshire Health Protection Program (NHHPP))

August 9, 2019
Due to the July 29, 2019 legal decision by the US District Court for the District of Columbia, DHHS is prohibited from implementing the Work and Community Engagement requirement under Granite Advantage at this time. This means Granite Advantage members do not need to meet the community engagement requirement to maintain their Medicaid coverage. There is NO LOSS of coverage for Granite Advantage members. DHHS is notifying Granite Advantage members via mail of the Court’s decision Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

9 de agosto de 2019
Debido a la decisión legal del 29 de julio de 2019 del Tribunal del Distrito de los EE. UU. para el Distrito de Columbia, el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS) tiene prohibido implementar el requisito de Trabajo y Compromiso con la Comunidad según Granite Advantage en este momento. Esto significa que los miembros de Granite Advantage no necesitan cumplir con el requisito de compromiso con la comunidad para mantener su cobertura de Medicaid. No hay NINGUNA PÉRDIDA de cobertura para los miembros de Granite Advantage. El DHHS está notificando a los miembros de Granite Advantage por correo acerca de la decisión del Tribunal en esta notificación Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

July 11, 2019
NH Department of Health and Human Services sent a letter to all Granite Advantage members on July 11, 2019 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol notifying them of the suspension of the Community Engagement and Work requirement until September 30, 2019. The letter explained that members do not need to report their community engagement hours while the requirement is suspended.

11 de julio de 2019
El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de NH envió una carta a todos los afiliados a Granite Advantage el 11 de julio de 2019 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol, informándoles de la suspensión del requisito de participación comunitaria y de trabajo hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2019. En la carta se explicaba que los afiliados no necesitan declarar sus horas de participación comunitaria mientras el requisito esté suspendido.

July 8, 2019

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeffrey A. Meyers has submitted a letter "Determination and Findings Relative to the Granite Advantage Community Engagement Requirement Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol" to Governor Christopher Sununu, Senate President Donna Soucy, and House Speaker Steve Shurtleff, making findings relative to the Community Engagement requirement for the Granite Advantage Health Care Program. Under the authority of Senate Bill 290, Commissioner Meyers has temporarily suspended the Granite Advantage Community Engagement requirement through September 30, 2019.

 

June 19, 2019
NH Department of Health and Human Services sent a second reminder letter the week of June 17th to those Medically Frail Granite Advantage members who have not yet submitted their Medical Frailty form and are subject to the Community Engagement requirement as of June 1, 2019. The letter is a reminder to do so, in order to be exempt from the Community Engagement requirement.

19 de junio de 2019
El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de NH envió una segunda carta de recordatorio la semana del 17 de junio a los miembros de Granite Advantage que tienen una debilidad por razones médicas y que no han presentado aún su formulario de Debilidad por razones médicas y están sujetos al requisito de Participación comunitaria a partir del 1 de junio de 2019. La carta es un recordatorio para hacerlo, y así estar exonerado del requisito de Participación comunitaria.


May 14, 2019
NH Department of Health and Human Services sent a letter on or about 5/13/19 to Granite Advantage members who are not exempt from the Community Engagement requirement reminding them that the Community Engagement requirement begins June 1st.

April 2, 2019
NH Department of Health and Human Services sent reminder letters on or about 4/2/19 to those Medically Frail Granite Advantage members who have not yet submitted their Medical Frailty form. The letter is a reminder to do so, in order to be exempt from the Community Engagement requirement by the June 1st start date. See an example of the reminder letter Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

February 26, 2019
To help Granite Advantage members prepare for the Community Engagement Requirement, the NH Department of Health and Human Services is mailing notices that indicate members’ Community Engagement status. These notices include information for members about what they need to do to meet the Community Engagement Requirement beginning June 1, 2019, as well as information about how to request an exemption from the requirement.

Examples of Notice to Granite Advantage Members of Their Community Engagement Status:

Granite Advantage Exemption Request Forms*:

On January 1, 2019, the New Hampshire Health Protection Program (NHHPP)/Premium Assistance Program (PAP) becomes Granite Advantage.

This transition to Granite Advantage means:

  • All current NHHPP members will receive their coverage from one of New Hampshire’s Medicaid Care Management Program (MCM) plans.
  • Community Engagement becomes a requirement for continued eligibility and aims to improve health outcomes and enhance economic independence. You do not have to complete work or other community engagement activities to apply or become eligible for Granite Advantage. For more information, see the NHEasy Granite Advantage page.
  • Granite Workforce is a work program pilot to help eligible Granite Advantage members meet the Community Engagement requirement by entering employment, education, and/or training. To be eligible, Granite Advantage members must be a parent of a dependent child or be a childless adult ages 19–24. To see if you may be eligible and for more information, see the NHEasy Granite Workforce page.

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Covering New HampshireIf you are not eligible for Granite Advantage or Medicaid, you can find more information about affordable health coverage by visiting Covering New Hampshire.

For Medicaid eligibility questions, call the NH Medicaid Service Center at 1-844-ASK-DHHS.

 
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