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Changes to Healthy Kids Health Insurance Coverage

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
OFFICE OF MEDICAID BUSINESS AND POLICY
129 PLEASANT STREET, CONCORD, NH 03301-3857
603-271-4344 1-800-852-3345 Ext. 4344
Fax: 603-271-8431 TDD Access: 1-800-735-2964 www.dhhs.nh.gov

Dear Family:
We are writing to tell you about important state law changes to your children’s Healthy Kids health insurance
coverage.
• Starting July 1, 2012, children using Healthy Kids Silver through Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will be
changed over to New Hampshire Medicaid, which is managed by the New Hampshire Department of
Health and Human Services.
• Dental coverage will also change from Delta Dental to Medicaid.

What does this mean for my family?

1. Healthy Kids Silver and Healthy Kids Gold will now be called Medicaid.
2. You will get an insurance card from New Hampshire Medicaid for your children prior to June 30, 2012.
This card is for both medical and dental. You must stop using your NH Healthy Kids card(s) after June
30, 2012.
3. Your child will have some new services that were not offered on Healthy Kids Silver.
4. There are no co-pays to pay.
5. You must continue to pay Healthy Kids Silver premiums for May and June 2012.
6. Beginning July 1, 2012, premiums will be temporarily waived. Medicaid will inform you of when
premiums will be charged again in the future and provide plenty of notice so you can plan ahead and have
no gap in coverage.
7. Most doctors and other providers who participate in Healthy Kids Silver, also participate in Medicaid.
You may want to ask your provider if they are enrolled in New Hampshire Medicaid. You can also call
Medicaid Client Services at 1-800-852-3345 x4344 and they can tell you if your provider is enrolled in
Medicaid. If your provider isn’t enrolled, Medicaid Client Services can help you to find a new provider.
We may also ask your provider to participate in Medicaid.
8. The process for re-determination will not change but we will have a new address.
9. NH Medicaid will be changing to a managed care system later this year, so please look for future letters
from NH Medicaid about this change. These letters will tell you what you need to do to become a
member in the new Medicaid managed care program.

We know that health coverage for your children is very important to you. It is important to us too. We look
forward to helping you keep your children healthy through these changes and beyond. We hope that not
charging premiums for a while and having no co-payments will help your family during these difficult times.
For questions please refer to the contact information enclosed with this letter.

Thank you very much. We look forward to working with you to ensure the continued good health of your
children.

Sincerely,
Kathleen A. Dunn
Medicaid Director


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