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Premium Assistance Program Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver

May 7, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved New Hampshire's request for an amendment to its section 1115 demonstration project, entitled "New Hampshire Health Protection Program Premium Assistance" (Project Number l l-W-00298/1) in accordance with section 1115(a) of the Social Security Act (the Act).

This approval is effective May 7, 2018, through December 31, 2018, upon which date, unless extended or otherwise amended, all authorities granted to operate this demonstration will expire. CMS's approval is subject to the limitations specified in the attached expenditure authorities, waivers, and special terms and conditions (STCs). The state will begin implementation of the community engagement requirement added through this amendment no sooner than January 1, 2019, assuming the state fulfills the requirements outlined within the STCs to continue the demonstration beyond December 31, 2018, and contingent upon the reauthorization of the program by the New Hampshire legislature.

Summary of Demonstration

Under the NHHPP Premium Assistance demonstration, New Hampshire uses premium assistance to support the purchase of health insurance coverage for beneficiaries eligible under the new adult group provided via certain qualified health plans (QHPs) doing business in the individual market through the Marketplace. The demonstration affects individuals in the new adult group covered under Title XIX of the Social Security Act who are adults from age 19 up to and including age 64 with incomes up to and including 133 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) who are neither enrolled in (nor eligible for) Medicare or enrolled in the state’s Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) program.

 

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