Husky Healthcare
Yes, It’s Tax Season Again:  Special Information
-About the Healthcare Tax Form--IRS Form 1095-B
Enrollees in the HUSKY Health program will soon be receiving a tax form in the mail. This is the ‘IRS Form 1095-B,’ required by federal law to help you prepare your federal tax return for 2018.
The Department of Social Services (DSS), administering agency for the HUSKY Health program, is sending IRS Form 1095-B to households who were enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program for any portion of 2018.
  • Your IRS Form 1095-B will be mailed by DSS by January 31, 2019.

  • IRS Form 1095-B is an official tax document which serves as proof of enrollment in ‘minimal essential health coverage.’  All HUSKY Health programs qualify for this type of coverage.

  • Please use the enrollment information provided on IRS Form 1095-B to complete your federal tax return for 2018.  This is important because the Affordable Care Act’s ‘individual responsibility mandate’ requires most Americans and qualified non-citizens to obtain and maintain minimum essential health coverage each month in 2018 or obtain an exemption – otherwise, a tax penalty may be charged.  Please note: Congress has eliminated the penalty for the individual responsibility mandate beginning in 2019, but IRS Form 1095-B forms will still be needed to complete federal tax returns for 2018.

  • For information in Q&A format, please follow this link.  
Welcome to the HUSKY Health program website!  HUSKY Health offers coverage to eligible children, parents, relative caregivers, elders, individuals with disabilities, adults without dependent children, and pregnant women.
In Connecticut, HUSKY Health encompasses Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  As administering agency, the Department of Social Services partners with Access Health CT, our state’s health insurance marketplace, in HUSKY Health enrollment.  We also partner with our contracted administrative services organizations and enrolled providers to coordinate medical, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health and other benefits.
HUSKY Health provides a comprehensive health care benefit package, including preventive care, primary care and specialist visits, hospital care, behavioral health services, dental services, and prescription medications.  For more information about covered services, follow this link to Benefit Overview.
Getting more information HUSKY Health is easy.  To learn more about HUSKY Health in general, please visit the About Us page of this site.  To learn about the different parts of HUSKY, please visit the How to Qualify page of this site.  To apply, please visit the How to Apply page.  
For general information and referral, you can also call 1-877-CT-HUSKY (1-877-284-8759), toll-free, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 6 p.m.
If you are already a member, there is a lot of useful information on our Members page, please follow this link to visit the page. You can also call the HUSKY Health Member Services at 1-800-859-9889, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., for information about your benefits, help with finding a provider, or to find out about other services that are available to you.
Thank you for visiting us, and welcome to the HUSKY Health program!