HUSKY (Medicaid) and Qualified Health Plans

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.

 

We can help!

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. Certified Application Counselor (CACs) are employed by Fair Haven Community Health Center to enroll the uninsured. CACs have been extensively trained in the use of Access Health CT, Connecticut’s healthcare market place. Access Health CT is the gateway to either HUSKY or Qualified Health Plans (QHPs). CACs will guide clients as they navigate the health coverage landscape.