DPH: CT-WIC/eWIC Project
WIC

CT-WIC/eWIC Project

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program has completed the implementation of CT-WIC, the new MIS, and electronic benefits, called eWIC. 

This page is a resource for WIC staff, retail grocers and the public to learn more about this project.

During the pilot and statewide rollout, the stores could be accepting both checks and the eWIC card. This will continue through 2016 until the last issued check has been processed. 

Connecticut’s Implementation Timeline

January 2015

  • The Connecticut WIC Program began work on the transition to eWIC with Xerox.

October 2015-March 2016

  • The WIC Program will work with the authorized WIC vendors and any third party processors (TPPs) to upgrade their cash register equipment in preparation for processing eWIC transactions. 
  • The WIC Program local agency staff will begin to educate families on the transition to eWIC benefits.

January 2016-March 2016 (eWIC Pilot)

Stores located in these areas, with integrated cash register systems and stand beside devices, should be ready to process eWIC transactions by January 11, 2016. 

  • The East Hartford Local Agency will implement eWIC as the first agency.
  • The Hartford Local Agencies will transition to eWIC.
  • The Meriden and Middletown Local Agencies will transition to eWIC.

April 2016-June 2016 (Statewide Rollout-in order)

Stores located in these areas, with integrated cash register systems and stand beside devices, should be ready to process eWIC transactions by April 1, 2016.

  • TVCCA (Norwich, New London)
  • ACCESS (Willimantic, Putnam)
  • Danbury
  • Waterbury, Naugatuck
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Optimus Health Care/Southwest Community Health Center-Bridgeport
  • Stamford, Norwalk
  • Bristol, New Britain
  • Family Strides (Torrington)


June 2015 Timeline

Sept 2015 Timeline

Dec 2015 Timeline

January 2016 Timeline

Feb 2016 Timeline

Milestones Celebration

July 2015-Milestones

October 2015-Milestones

Communication Posters

Newsletter-July 2015

Newsletter-Aug/Sept 2015

Newsletter-October 2015

Newsletter-December 2015

Staff Talking Points

Staff Talking Points-Spanish

Grocery Store entrance

Grocery Store entrance-Spanish

Grocery Store break room

Project Documentation

Project Terms, Acronyms

Readiness

Readiness Teams

State and Agency Readiness Teams



Have questions or comments about the transition to eWIC cards? 

Contact us at DPHMISEBTProject@ct.gov








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