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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 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.

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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