Our counselors are available to help you understand your options.
To speak with a counselor call:
Nashua (603) 816-7167
Newmarket or Raymond (603) 292-7278
To apply for NH Medicaid, visit NH Easy or call our office and ask to speak with a Certified Application Counselor.
Special Open Enrollment Period
August 1 – August 30, 2019
You or someone in your household can change your Medicaid Health Plan during the Special Open Enrollment period. You have three choices to choose from beginning August 1, 2019:
- AmeriHealth Caritas NH
- NH Healthy Families
- Well Sense Health Plan
All three Health Plans cover the same services that NH Medicaid covers. Each health plan offers value-added, or extra services and programs, at no cost to you. These services vary by Health Plan and may include qualifying criteria. Provider networks and prior authorization requirements can vary with each Health Plan.
For information on the coverage offered by the plans, visit NH Easy or call the DHHS customer service line at 1-844-ASK-DHHS (1-844-275-3447).
NH Medicaid – Community Engagement Requirements
The NH Medicaid Community Engagement Requirement is currently on hold. We will post updates if this requirement is reactivated.
The Health Insurance Marketplace helps uninsured people find health coverage. In New Hampshire you will use HealthCare.gov to access the Marketplace. Plans cover essential health benefits, pre-existing conditions, and preventive care.
How much you pay for health coverage depends on your household income. You might qualify for lower costs based on your household size and income. You may also qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program. If you don’t qualify for lower costs, you can still use the Marketplace to buy insurance.
Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
These programs cover families with limited income, disabilities, and other circumstances. If it looks like you qualify, check out the sections above on NH Medicaid coverage.
Getting Health Coverage
You can apply for health coverage:
- By Phone
- With in-person help
- Through an agent or broker
- With a paper application
If you’re eligible for job-based insurance, you can still switch to a Marketplace plan. In this case, you won’t qualify for lower costs based on your income unless the job-based insurance is unaffordable or doesn’t meet minimum requirements. You also may lose any contribution your employer makes to your premiums.
I Missed Open Enrollment!
You may qualify for health coverage through a special enrollment period if you have certain life changes. Life changes include moving to a new state, marriage, childbirth, or loss of coverage. This means you can enroll in or change your private plan outside Open Enrollment.
Medicaid will accept applications throughout the year. You will need to provide documents to confirm the events that make you eligible before you can start using your coverage.
We have Certified Application Counselors who can help you understand your options and assist with the application process. There is no cost for this service. Ask to speak with a Certified Application Counselor.
You can also visit HealthCare.gov or call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596. TTY users can call 1-855-889-4325.
Open enrollment for Medicare is the only time of year that you can switch your Part D plan or Medicare Advantage Program.
Information on Medicare Open Enrollment is available by contacting the Social Security Office at (800) 772-1213 (TTY users 1-800-0778) Monday through Friday from 7AM to 7PM.
You can also contact our Certified Application Counselors or Service Link for assistance with Medicare Open Enrollment.