CEO Blog: Strong Start to Open Enrollment Five

To Our Valued Stakeholders

We launched our fifth Open Enrollment Period with encouraging call volume and account creation levels. We’re grateful, as always, for stakeholder support at this exciting time of year.

Colorado media and around the country are drawing comparisons of state-based marketplaces, like ours, and the federally facilitated marketplaces in 39 states. It is helping us get across the longer Open Enrollment period – through January 12 – that we will be having.

Avoiding confusion with the shorter open enrollment period in federally-facilitated marketplaces is a new communication challenge but it is also giving us the opportunity to talk about the advantages of having a state-based marketplace and providing a Colorado solution.

Many stories, such as this piece in The Denver Post, have emphasized the dramatic effect rising premiums have on the Advance Premium Tax Credit.

In the News

While funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) in Colorado, awaits Congressional reauthorization, preparation continues in Colorado. Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) has estimated existing funding will carry the program through the end of January 2018. HCPF is providing updates on its Future of Child Health Plan Plus page, including a sample letter to members that will go out the last week of November, if funding is not restored.

Take care,

Kevin

Kevin Patterson, MURP, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Connect for Health Colorado