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The New Hampshire Health Protection Program (NHHPP) and its Premium Assistance Program (PAP) was replaced by the Granite Advantage Health Care Program on January 1, 2019. Granite Advantage will continue to provide health care coverage for low income New Hampshire residents ages 19 through 64.

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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.

Three Managed Care Organizations Provide Coverage to Members
Beginning September 1, 2019, Granite Advantage members will receive their benefits from one of the three NH Medicaid Managed Care Organizations: AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire, New Hampshire Healthy Families, or the Well Sense Health Plan. The three Health Plans cover the same NH Medicaid services but may have different provider networks and prior authorization requirements. Each health plan offers value added, or extra services and programs, which are listed on the health plan’s website.

Member Eligibility
It is important that providers confirm eligibility and MCO plan enrollment in the NH Medicaid Management Information Systems’ (MMIS) online portal prior to providing services. MMIS is the software system that maintains eligibility and MCO plan information for all NH Medicaid and Granite Advantage members. Coverage for a Granite Advantage member can begin on any day of the month and eligibility can end on any day of the month.

Granite Advantage Co-Pays
Granite Advantage has the same copayment schedule as standard Medicaid. The only copays under Granite Advantage are $1.00 for preferred drugs and $2.00 for non-preferred drugs.

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