NH DHHS - NH Health Protection Program Meetings to be held Statewide

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS) is announcing 12 Statewide information sessions about the

implementation of the New Hampshire Health Protection Program (NH HPP).

With recent changes to New Hampshire law, there are new options for health

insurance at little or no cost to those who qualify. The information

sessions will provide important information about the program, coverage,

eligibility and how to apply.

“The New Hampshire Health Protection Program will help provide access to

health care coverage to people in our State who may have never had

insurance before,” said DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas. “This

initiative has the potential to help improve the health of thousands of

people by ensuring they have access to care not only in times of need, but

for preventative care as well. We want people to come to these sessions so

they can learn more about the program and get their questions answered.”

The NH Health Protection Program has two coverage options. The Health

Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP) will help cover insurance costs

for someone if they or a member of their family have access to health

insurance through an employer. The Bridge Program is for those that don’t

have access to health insurance through an employer, or if they do not

qualify for the HIPP Program.

The NH HPP is being offered to people between 19 and 65 years old. To be

eligible, a household of one would have a monthly income limit of $1,294; a

household of two, $1,744 or less per month; a household of three monthly

income limit of $2,194; or a household of four with a monthly imcome limit

of $2,644 or less.

Anyone who thinks they may be eligible (or their family members or care

givers) and human service agency coordinators who work with those who may

be eligible are encouraged to attend. Others who are interested in hearing

more about the NH HPP are also welcome to attend.

These are informational sessions only, it is not for people to apply. All

12 sessions will cover the same information, so people need to attend only


Registration is not required, but is appreciated. To register go to


Anyone in need of accommodations for communication access such as

interpreters, CART, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids

and/or services should make that request at least 3 business days (72

hours) prior to the meeting you wish to attend to ensure availability. To

request this call Alex McIntire at 603-224-5566 or amcintire@lkarno.com.

Meeting Schedule

Concord, Monday, June 9, Brown Building Auditorium, 129 Pleasant St.,

5:30-7 pm

Manchester, Tuesday, June 10, Health Department,1528 Elm St., 5:30-7 pm

Conway, Wednesday, June 11, Kennett Middle School, 176 Main St., 5:30-7 pm

Keene, Thursday, June 12, Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., 5:30-7 pm

Laconia, Monday, June 16, Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., 5:30-7 pm

Berlin, Tuesday, June 17, Androscoggin Valley Hospital, 59 Page Hill Rd.,

5:30-7 pm

Claremont, Wednesday, June 18, River Valley Community College, 1 College

Dr., 5:30-7 pm

Nashua, Thursday, June 19, Nashua High South, 36 Riverside Dr., 5:30-7 pm

Derry, Tuesday, June 24, Municipal Center, 14 Manning St., 5:30-7 pm

Littleton, Wednesday, June 25, Littleton High School, 159, Oak Hill Ave,

5:30-7 pm

Dover, Thursday, June 26, Dover Middle School, 16 Daley Dr., 5:30-7 pm

Portsmouth, Tuesday, July 1, Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Ave.,

5:30-7 pm