State/Federally Funded Programs

The following low-cost insurance programs are available to uninsured children and adults who qualify.

Click on each program's name to obtain more information about eligibility and registration. Also, ask insurance carriers in your county if they offer low-cost coverage for young adults.

  • Connecticut Health Insurance Marketplace
  • If you do not have health insurance or have purchased a policy yourself because you are self-employed or your employer doesn’t provide it, you may be able to buy a policy through your state’s insurance marketplace. Go to the Connecticut Health Insurance Marketplace or call 860-757-5300.

  • General Assistance Behavioral Health Program
  • In response to a state mandate, the DMHAS established the General Assistance Behavioral Health Program (GA BHP) to provide optimal behavioral health services to GA recipients throughout Connecticut.  For more information about the GA BHP, please call Mark McAndrew, MSW, Project Director at (860) 418-6843 or click here.

  • Healthcare for UninSured Kids and Youth (HUSKY)
  • The HUSKY Plan is designed to help all children who don’t have health insurance. It includes services under the traditional Medicaid program (now known as HUSKY Part A). It also provides brand-new health services for children in higher-income families (called HUSKY Part B).

    There’s also HUSKY Plus--a new coverage option for children who have intensive physical or behavioral health needs. HUSKY gives a special boost to Connecticut’s working families. Many parents don’t have health coverage for children through work. With HUSKY, your children are covered. Even families with high incomes can get most HUSKY services at a group rate.

  • Medicare
  • Our Medicare section offers comprehensive, official information provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The official government handbook, "Medicare & You," includes sections on Medicare coverage choices, choosing a prescription plan, financial assistance, your Medicare rights, and more.

    For more information about the Medicare Advantage Plans, other Medicare Health Plans, or Medicare Prescription Drug Plans available in your area, visit on the Web or call (800) MEDICARE (800-633-4227). TTY users should call (877) 486-2048.

    Learn more about private insurance enrollment for Medicare D.

    Connecticut's program for Health insurance assistance, Outreach, Information and referral, Counseling, Eligibility Screening (CHOICES) offers free individual counseling about Medicare and other health-care issues. CHOICES counseling is available in every county in Connecticut. Find a CHOICES counselor in your county, or call (800) 994-9422.

  • State Administered General Assistance (SAGA)
  • Provides income support to individuals and families to meet their basic needs while encouraging their maximum degree of independence.  Through the SAGA program, the Department provides cash and/or medical assistance to individuals who are unable to work for medical or other prescribed reasons, and to families that do not meet the blood-relationship requirements of the Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) program.