Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured Coloradans
Connect for Health Colorado® announced a new Special Enrollment period from Friday, March 20, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020.
Coloradans who are uninsured qualify to enroll in a health insurance plan for coverage that starts April 1, 2020.
To sign up for coverage through the Marketplace - the only place where residents can qualify for financial help to lower costs - Coloradans can complete an application and select a health insurance plan via one of the following means:
1) Online at connectforhealthco.com
2) Working with a certified enrollment expert - many local experts continue to provide virtual and/or phone appointments.
3) Over the phone at 855-752-6749, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the enrollment period.
Applicants should select the enrollment reason as, "Will lose or lost health insurance and/or have no other health coverage during the COVID-19 outbreak” and input the application date as the qualifying life change event date. Residents who take these steps will not be asked by health insurance companies to provide documentation to verify their eligibility for the Special Enrollment period. As always, Coloradans can sign up for a plan if they experience other qualifying life change events, including loss of job-based and Health First Colorado (Medicaid) coverage. Coloradans may be eligible to enroll in a new plan if they experience changes or losses in income, which should be reported to Connect for Health Colorado. Residents who qualify for Health First Colorado (Medicaid) or the Child Health Plan Plus program can enroll online through the PEAK application any time during the year.
For more information, visit Connect for Health Colorado's COVID-19 support page.
NOTE: This information came directly from Connect for Health Colorado. Any additional guidance should be sought by contacting them directly.