What This Page Covers
After reading this page, you will know more about New Hampshire Medicaid plans, options, and qualification requirements. This page covers New Hampshire health insurance programs for low income individuals and families including: New Hampshire Medicaid, ABN, MEAD, FCESS, HCBS, Medicare-Medicaid Plans, and HIPP.
Health Insurance for Low-Income
The New Hampshire Medical Assistance Program, also known as Medicaid, is a federal and state funded program, providing medical and health-related services for eligible Nebraska residents. The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) administers the Medicaid program to provide health insurance for low-income families with children, pregnant women, senior citizens, people with disabilities or special needs, and other residents struggling to access affordable healthcare.
New Hampshire Medicaid Covered Groups
Aid to the Needy Blind (ABN)
ABN is available to New Hampshire residents that are legally blind and provides Medicaid benefits. Eligibility is determined by income level.
Medicaid for Employed Adults with Disabilities (MEAD)
MEAD provides Medicaid coverage to adults that are disabled, employed, and whose income level disqualifies them from traditional Medicaid.
New Hampshire Medicaid Services
NH Family Centered Early Supports and Services (FCESS)
The FCESS program was created specifically for children from birth through age 3 that have been diagnosed as having a high probability of development delays. Services are provided in the child’s home so that the family can be involved in the services provided.
Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)
New Hampshire Long Term Services and Supports provides opportunities for children, older adults or the disabled to continue participating in their community activities. Services range depending on the situation, but the goal is to improve the qualify of life of the entire family.
NH Medicaid Pharmacy Benefit Program
New Hampshire has a pharmacy benefit management program available to help reduce Medicaid spending and provide assistance in ensuring that residents can afford their medications. This program has benefits such as:
- Covering medically necessary OTC drugs
- Setting pharmacy quantity limits on certain drugs
- Developing a preferred drug list
HIPP (Health Insurance Premium Payment) Program
Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program provides financial assistance to families that qualify for healthcare support despite having insurance through their employer. This program allows the family to begin to increase their long-term health support system while being able to take advantage of Medicaid’s coverage options. To qualify for this program, one person in the family must be qualified for or currently using Medicaid.
New Hampshire Medicaid FAQs
- What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a state funded insurance that that provides coverage to low income families, pregnant women, newborns, and children that may not be able to afford to purchase their own care.
- Who is eligible for Medicaid?
The following individuals are eligible for New Hampshire Medicaid:
- Children 0-18 with a household income less than 323% of the Federal Poverty Limit (FPL);
- Pregnant women with a household income less than 196% of the FPL;
- Adults with a household income less than 133% of the FPL.
- How do I find out if I am eligible for Medicaid?
To find out if you are eligible for Medicaid, you must fill out an application for Medicaid or CHIP. You may fill out an application at any time of the year. See more on Medicaid.
- Will Medicaid cover my children?
Your household income level will determine if your child or children can be covered by Medicaid.
- What is CHIP?
CHIP is a program that supports children in families that cannot afford private health insurance, but whose household income is too high to qualify for Medicaid.
- Does Medicaid satisfy the health insurance requirement?
Yes, Medicaid will satisfy the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) health insurance requirement for the covered individuals.
- What information and documents should I have when I'm signing up for Medicaid?
Depending on the Medicaid program being applied for, you will need the following: Identity, Social Security, proof you live in New Hampshire, proof of income, proof of medical costs, and bank account information.
- How does Obamacare work with Medicaid?
Because of New Hampshire's Medicaid eligibility requirements, Obamacare does not impact people who qualify for Medicaid and vice versa. As such, tax credits are only available for people who are not eligible for other plans.