IMPORTANT Information about Husky B Health Coverage

IMPORTANT Information about Husky B Health Coverage

Husky B is now extended through February 28th. 

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The following is an excerpt from a HUSKY B notice sent out by Department of Social Services (edited to reflect change to new February 28th deadline.):

Unfortunately, federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known in Connecticut as HUSKY B, ended on September 30, 2017, because Congress failed to take action to extend the program. Connecticut has been able to continue offering HUSKY B beyond that date by using leftover federal funding. However, these funds are expected to run out on January 31, 2018. Husky B is now extended through February 28th, 2018.

As a result, we must plan to close the HUSKY B program. Unless additional federal funding becomes available, HUSKY B services and coverage for eligible children and teenagers will end on January 31, 2018. Husky B is now extended through February 28th, 2018.

All households affected by the loss of HUSKY B coverage will receive special mailings to explain the situation. These notices will be mailed in a green envelope. Please follow this link to see the English & Spanish versions of the first special notice.

Please note that if Congress does vote to keep funding the CHIP program, services received and coverage in HUSKY B will continue. However, as of December 15, 2017, Congress has not acted to continue the funding, so we must plan to close HUSKY B.

With HUSKY B coverage scheduled to end on February 28, 2018, it is important to enroll your child(ren) in new health coverage. You must act quickly enough so that your child’s new coverage will start on March 1, 2018. We will assist you in this process (more on this below). In the meantime, we strongly encourage you to schedule preventive medical appointments for your child(ren), along with health care appointments for other services they may need, to occur before February 28, 2018, when HUSKY B coverage is scheduled to end. This would include re-filling chronic medications at the pharmacy.

William Halsey, LCSW, MBA

Director of Integrated Care

Dept. of Social Services