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

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*:

February 5, 2019
Notice to Granite Advantage Health Care Program members about the Community Engagement Requirement Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
There is a change in the Community Engagement start date. Community Engagement was originally planned to start January 1, 2019, but will now start March 1, 2019.

Aviso a los miembros del Programa de atención médica de Granite Advantage respecto al requisito de Participación comunitaria Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Se ha modificado la fecha de inicio de la Participación comunitaria. Si bien originalmente estaba planeado que comenzara el 1 de enero de 2019, recién comenzará el 1 de marzo de 2019.

Granite Advantage Health Care Program Public Forums

The Department of Health and Human Services is holding Granite Advantage Public Forums throughout the state to present information about the Granite Advantage Health Care Program, which includes the Community Engagement requirement. To learn more about the program, visit NH EASY at

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Upcoming forum:

  • Colebrook
    (This has been rescheduled to March 12, 3-4:30, same location)

    Thursday, January 24, 2019, 2-3:30 pm
    Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, Pearson Board Room
    181 Corliss Ln.
    Colebrook, NH

  • If accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART (captioning), assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services, please contact Leslie Melby at or 603-271-9074 no later than five business days prior to the scheduled Public Forum date. At least 5 business days advance notice is requested in order to assure availability; requests made fewer than 5 days prior to the event will attempt to be accommodated but cannot be guaranteed.

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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