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Effective January 1, 2019, NH Health Protection Program (NHHPP) becomes Granite Advantage

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

January 10, 2019
Letter to the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules regarding approval by the Legislature of Medicaid work requirement rules Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

January 4, 2019
The Granite Advantage Health Care Program public forum in Colebrook is rescheduled.
The new date for the public forum is Thursday, January 24, 2019, 2-3:30 pm at the
Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, Pearson Board Room, 181 Corliss Lane, Colebrook, NH

December 31, 2018
Report to Governor and Legislature RE Federal Approval of Granite Advantage Health Care Program Waiver Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol


Granite Advantage Health Care Program Public Forums
The Department of Health and Human Services will convene Granite Advantage Public Forums throughout the state to present information about the Granite Advantage Health Care Program, which includes the Community Engagement requirement. Granite Advantage replaces the New Hampshire Health Protection Program on January 1, 2019. To learn more about the program, visit NH EASY at

Public Forums Presentation Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Upcoming forums:

  • Concord
    Monday, January 7, 2019, 6-7:30 pm
    DHHS Brown Building Auditorium
    129 Pleasant St.
    Concord, NH
  • Laconia
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6-7:30 pm
    City Hall, Council Chambers
    45 Beacon St. East
    Laconia, NH
  • Littleton
    Thursday, January 17, 2019, 4-5:30 pm
    Littleton Regional Hospital, Caswell Conference Center
    600 St. Johnsbury Rd.
    Littleton, NH
  • Claremont
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 2-3:30 pm
    River Valley Community College, Room 170
    1 College Dr.
    Claremont, NH
  • Colebrook
    Thursday, January 24, 2019, 2-3:30 pm
    Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, Pearson Board Room
    181 Corliss Ln.
    Colebrook, NH
  • Portsmouth
    Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 3-4:30 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library
    175 Parrot Ave.
    Portsmouth, NH
  • Keene
    Thursday, January 31, 2019, 2:30-4 pm
    Keene Parks and Recreation, Room 14
    312 Washington St.
    Keene, 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.



What is Granite Advantage?

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.



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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