End of Medicaid's Continuous Enrollment Provision
The COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) ended on May 11, 2023, bringing an end to several pandemic-era policies, including the Medicaid Continuous Enrollment Provision.
The Medicaid Continuous Enrollment Provision prevented states from disenrolling individuals from Medicaid, even if they no longer qualified, to expand and provide adequate health care coverage during the pandemic. The Medicaid Continuous Enrollment Provision terminated on March 31, 2023, beginning the "unwinding" process. The state will notify individuals if they are eligible to re-enroll in Medicaid or another health care plan.
Husky Health Programs
- HUSKY A: Medicaid for children, teens, parents, relative caregivers, and pregnant women
- HUSKY B: Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for children and teens up to age 19
- HUSKY C: Medicaid for adults 65 and older and adults with disabilities, including long-term services and supports (LSS) and Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities
- HUSKY D: Medicaid for low-income adults without dependent children
How to Prepare for the Renewal Process
Constituents who are enrolled in Medicaid (HUSKY Health) should ensure that their contact information is up to date with Connecticut's Department of Social Services and wait to receive further guidance in the mail from CT DSS. If you are on a HUSKY Health Plan, you do not have to act until you receive a renewal form; the unwinding period will continue until March 2024.
Update contact information
- Make sure your current mailing address, phone number, email, and other contact information is accurate so you can receive updates about your Medicaid or CHIP coverage
Check for mail from the CT Department of Social Services and Access Health CT
- You will receive a renewal form in the mail 45 days before your coverage will end
- The letter will inform you if you need to complete a renewal form to determine if you are still eligible for HUSKY Health Programs or refer you to other health plan options
If you receive a renewal notice, complete the form
- Fill out the form and return it immediately to help avoid a gap in your coverage
- You will be notified if your HUSKY health coverage if renewed or if you qualify for other health insurance options through the mail
What if I No Longer Qualify?
If you are denied eligibility for HUSKY Health, you can apply for health care coverage through Connecticut's Health Insurance Marketplace, Access Health CT, by contacting:
- Access Health CT
- Calling 1-855-805-4325
- Going In-Person:
The Unwinding SEP is open between March 31, 2023, and July 31, 2024.
Other Health Care Coverage Options
Individuals and households that are no longer eligible for HUSKY due to increased income will be automatically evaluated for the following programs and notified via mail on how to enroll:
Other Public Health Programs – SNAP and TANF
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Flexibilities
- Check SNAP eligibility here or at portal.ct.gov/dss/SNAP/
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Check CT Department of Social Services to learn more here or at portal.ct.gov/DSS/Common-Elements/How-to-Apply-for-Services
Husky Health Programs
- HUSKY Health Continuous Enrollment Unwinding FAQ
- HUSKY A, B, and D:
- Call 855-805-4325
- HUSKY C and Medicare Savings Program:
Access Health CT at accesshealthct.com/find-a-plan/ or call 1-855-789-2428
Check for updates online at https://portal.ct.gov/husky