Nationwide public health emergency & HUSKY benefit extension

Written by Access Health CT | Published February 9th, 2022 | Updated February 9th, 2022

A nationwide public health emergency is in effect.

 On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law. One of the benefits of this law is it allowed the State of Connecticut to extend Medicaid and CHIP (“HUSKY Health”) coverage in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, individuals who were enrolled in HUSKY Health may have their benefits extended for the duration of the public health emergency - except under the following circumstances: 

  • Relocation outside of CT 
  • Verified ineligible immigration status 
  • Voluntary Disenrollment 
  • Death 
  • Exceeding age limit for HUSKY B (CHIP) 

Although your account may show a future coverage end date, your extended HUSKY Health coverage is only guaranteed while the public health emergency remains in effect. 


How can I confirm my coverage is active?

HUSKY Members can confirm that their coverage is active by using MyDSS to access information about their benefits online at HUSKY A, B, and D recipients can also use their Access Health account at or by calling Access Health at 1-855-805-4325. All HUSKY Members also have the option to call the DSS Benefit Center and use the Interactive Voice Response system (IVR) at 1-855-626-6632 to check the status of their benefits without waiting to speak to a Benefit Center agent.


How can I confirm the end date for my coverage?

While there is no official end date of the PHE coverage extension at this time, HUSKY members are encouraged to make sure their contact information is up to date in order to receive important communications regarding their benefits.


HUSKY A, B, and D members can confirm and update their current address by visiting

HUSKY C members can confirm and update their current address by visiting