Connect for Health Colorado® Board Moves to Make CEO Permanent

DENVER – The Connect for Health Colorado® Board of Directors on Monday voted to name Kevin Patterson as permanent Chief Executive Officer for Colorado’s Health Insurance Marketplace.

Patterson has led the Marketplace as interim CEO since May 2015. The board’s decision triggers a 14-day public comment period and is subject to approval by the legislative Colorado Health Insurance Exchange Oversight Committee.

Comments on the pending appointment can be emailed to Board@connectforhealthco.com

About Connect for Health Colorado
Connect for Health Colorado is a public, non-profit entity established in law by the Colorado General Assembly in 2011 to create a health insurance Marketplace. It opened for business on Oct. 1, 2013, for individuals, families and small employers to compare and buy health insurance and apply for tax credits to help make their insurance more affordable. Customers can shop online; get help by phone or chat from expert Customer Service Center representatives; and find in-person assistance from certified brokers and agents, community based certified Health Coverage Guides or Certified Application Counselors. In 2014, the Marketplace enrolled more than 150,000 Coloradans in private insurance and helped nearly 100,000 gain access to new tax credits that made their health coverage more affordable – all while keeping fees among the lowest in the country.