The State of Connecticut's publicly funded dental care programs, HUSKY
A, HUSKY B, HUSKY C (Traditional Medicaid Title XIX Fee For Service) and HUSKY
D (Medicaid For Low Income Adults-formerly State Administered General
Assistance "SAGA"), now have been combined into one dental plan with a new
name: the Connecticut Dental Health
Partnership (CTDHP). CTDHP oversees the dental plan for the
Department of Social Services (DSS) HUSKY Health program which covers more than 600,000
residents in Connecticut.
DSS is the lead
agency for the State of Connecticut which provides a broad range of services to
the elderly, people with disabilities, families and individuals who need
assistance in maintaining or achieving their full potential for self-direction,
self-reliance and independent living. DSS
administers over 90 legislatively authorized programs and operates on one-third
of the state budget. DSS also administers the Medical Assistance Program which
includes the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership.
BeneCare Dental Plans
was selected by DSS, in 2008, as the Administrative Service Organization
to manage the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership for the State of
Connecticut. BeneCare is a dental
benefit management company that operates dental benefit programs for fully
insured and self-insured clients in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions
under a wide array of State, County and Municipal government, multi-employer
welfare fund and commercial employer sponsored plans.