Please note that prior to May 6, 2013, Connect for Health Colorado was known as the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange (COHBE), the legal name created by SB 11-200.

Administrative Structure and Risk Pool
Approach to Merging Risk Pools and Administrative Structure of COHBE

  • The Board voted on Feb. 27, 2012 to have one administrative structure that operates separate Individual and SHOP Exchanges.
  • The Board voted on Feb. 27, 2012 to keep the individual and small group (SHOP) risk pools separate and revisit the issue within two years after the Exchange opens

Open Enrollment and Mid-Year Plan Changes
Open Enrollment & Mid-Year Plan Changes

  • The Board voted on July 23, 2012 to establish open enrollment periods for the Individual and SHOP exchanges that align with federal guidelines (Oct 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, for the first year and Oct 15, 2014 to Dec 7, 2014, for the 2015 plan year. There would be no special open enrollment period for members who are terminated for failure to pay premiums.

Small Group Market Size
Proposed recommendation to Division of Insurance
Small Group Size Policy Issue
Small Group Size: Response to COHBE Board Questions and Public Comment

  • The Board voted on April 23, 2012 to recommend that the Colorado Division of Insurance limit the size of the small group market to 50 employees in 2014 and 2015