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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))

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

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Upcoming forums:

  • Concord
    Monday, January 7, 2019, 6-7:30 pm
    DHHS Brown Building Auditorium
    129 Pleasant St.
    Concord, NH
  • Colebrook
    Thursday, January 10, 2019, 2-3:30 pm
    Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, Pearson Board Room
    181 Corliss Ln.
    Colebrook, 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
  • 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

Check this page regularly for additional public forum dates and locations.



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.

    Member Transition: PAP to MCM
    Member Transition


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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