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
- 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)
- Waterbury, Naugatuck
- Yale New Haven Hospital
- Optimus Health Care/Southwest Community Health Center-Bridgeport
- Stamford, Norwalk
- Bristol, New Britain
- Family Strides (Torrington)
Have questions or comments about the transition to eWIC cards?
Contact us at DPHMISEBTProject@ct.gov