Connect for Health Colorado®, Civic Groups and Faith Communities Join to Provide Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance on Health Coverage Sunday

Luke, LClarke@connectforhealthco.com, 303-887-0607 (Connect for Health Colorado)

DENVER – Connect for Health Colorado and multiple community partner organizations are joining forces with faith communities to offer education and free in-person enrollment assistance at six churches in Denver and Aurora and at locations in Avon and Fort Collins on Sunday, January 11th 2015.

Health Coverage Sunday offers congregants and community members the chance to meet individually with certified health coverage guides and brokers to learn about health insurance and get free in-person assistance applying for financial programs to offset cost and to shop for a plan on Connect for Health Colorado’s health insurance marketplace.

“As leaders in our religious communities, we have an opportunity to help our congregations take care of their physical and financial wellbeing while we work to guide them toward spiritual health,” said Pastor Rev. Jules E. Smith of Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, one of the churches participating in Health Coverage Sunday. “This is just another chance for us to have a positive impact on the lives of the members of our church.”

Connect for Health Colorado is the online marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses in Colorado can shop, compare, pick and purchase health insurance plans and get exclusive access to income-based financial assistance to reduce costs.

Health Coverage Sunday locations in metro Denver offering education, resources and individual assistance include: The Absolute Word Church, 2400 California St. Unit South, Denver; Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St., Denver; Divine Love Christian Center, 10690 Del Mar Parkway, Aurora; Greater St. John Baptist Church, 1312 Uinta St., Denver; Living Hope Baptist Church, 11373 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora; Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, 1500 S. Dayton St., Aurora.

Locations outside Denver include First United Methodist Church, 1005 Stover St., Fort Collins, and the Avon Public Library, 200 Benchmark Road, Avon.

For additional information on Health Coverage Sunday, visit healthcoveragesunday.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. A health insurance Marketplace built just for Colorado, it launched 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. Open enrollment for individuals and families continues through Feb. 15, 2015. For more information: www.connectforhealthco.com