All new patients or established patients who are uninsured can determine whether or not they may be eligible for any of the HUSKY programs administered by the state. You will have to provide documented household income for the eligibility process.
HUSKY (Medicaid) and Qualified Health Plan Outreach
HUSKY and Qualified Health Plans are two forms of health coverage. HUSKY is the state’s public health coverage program. It provides coverage for individuals who qualify based on factors like income and household composition. There are three types of HUSKY: A, B, C, and D. Individuals can apply for A, B, and D through the state run marketplace called Access Health CT. Qualified Health Plans are private health insurance plans also available on Access Health CT.
Who can apply?
Anyone can apply for healthcare coverage through Access Health CT. Based on factors like income and household composition, the computer system will evaluate what an individual qualifies for. The computer system will also determine if an individual qualifies for any subsidies that will help make paying for health coverage more affordable.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for HUSKY, individuals typically must have lived legally in the country for five years. Some exceptions exist. For example, exemptions that give eligibility to children and pregnant women. To be eligible for a Qualified Health Plan, individuals must be legally present in the country and must plan to stay for the duration of the plan year.
How to navigate your options
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, many people know that it is required by law to have healthcare coverage. However, many people are not familiar with how to get healthcare coverage if they do not already have it.
Access Health CT is the gateway to either HUSKY or Qualified Health Plans (QHPs).Please contact Access Health CT directly for assistance.
For information on CHWC financial assistance programs, you may contact Lindsey Berube, our Patient Access Coordinator, by calling 860-387-0448.
To apply for financial aid, please print and complete the appropriate application forms.
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