Nationwide public health emergency & HUSKY benefit extension

Written by Access Health CT | Published March 2nd, 2021 | Updated March 2nd, 2021

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 on or after March 18, 2020 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. We will inform you when the emergency is over.