DSS: Healthcare for UninSuredKids and Youth (HUSKY)

Healthcare for UninSuredKids and Youth (HUSKY)


The HUSKY Plan is Connecticut’s free or low-cost health insurance program for children and youth up to age 19.  Designed to provide health coverage to all uninsured children, HUSKY is open to children in working families of every income level.  Children receive a comprehensive health care benefits package, including preventive care, physician visits, prescriptions, vision care, dental care, physicals, mental health and substance abuse services, durable medical equipment, emergency and hospital care.


Parents, relative caregivers, and pregnant women may also be eligible for HUSKY, depending on income.


HUSKY is a managed care program similar to health insurance benefits of children of state government and private-sector workers.  After enrolling children in HUSKY, parents choose an affiliated managed care organization (health plan) to coordinate the benefits package.  Parents have the freedom to choose a health plan and participating doctors and hospitals.  Parents must renew the coverage after one year, and annually afterward.


HUSKY is comprised of:  HUSKY A, services under the traditional Medicaid program;  HUSKY B, services for children higher-income families under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program; HUSKY Plus, special coverage for children with special physical health needs; and the CT Behavioral Health Partnership, offering mental health and substance abuse services to HUSKY members.


Depending on family income, HUSKY services may be free or low-cost.  Even families with the highest-level incomes can receive most HUSKY services for children at a group rate.


Parents are encouraged to call a customer service representative to learn more about how HUSKY can cover the health of their children. 


Customer information and application contacts:

For information about HUSKY, to order an application kit, or to start an application by phone:


1-877-CT HUSKY (1-877-284-8759), toll-free.

Open until 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 6 p.m. Friday; from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.


HUSKY Health Website: www.huskyhealth.com


E-mail: webmaster@huskyhealth.com


Follow this link for Provider contact information.


To view HUSKY facts, follow this link.

Content Last Modified on 9/5/2007 11:18:29 AM