Welcome to Connect for Health Colorado®, the only place to apply for financial assistance to help reduce your costs and get access to a statewide network of free, in-person assistance. With the Affordable Care Act, more people now have access to more health insurance options.

Open Enrollment ended on Jan. 31, 2016 but certain life events may qualify you to enroll or change your health insurance coverage outside of the Open Enrollment Period within 60 days of the event.

Get coverage outside the Open Enrollment Period

Yes. There are certain situations that may allow you to shop for a new plan or update an existing plan outside of the Open Enrollment Period.

Through Feb. 29, there is a Special Enrollment Period for individuals and families who are shopping for new health insurance coverage because their health insurance company is no longer offering the 2015 health plan – or because they had a policy last year that no longer meets the minimum legal requirements – are permitted to enroll in new coverage through Feb. 29, regardless of whether they purchased their 2015 health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado.

If you have certain qualifying life change events like moving to a new permanent address in Colorado, certain changes in your income or changes in your family size (for example, if you marry, divorce or have a baby), you may be eligible to enroll or change your health insurance coverage outside of the Open Enrollment Period.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. See if you qualify for financial assistance! 
  2. Browse our 2016 plans. Find a plan that includes your doctor and medications. Then click “print selected plans” to save your selections for when you’re ready to set-up an account, apply, and complete an application.
  3. Find in-person help. Find an expert in your area to help you throughout the process. We have walk-in enrollment centers, Brokers, and Health Coverage Guides throughout the state ready to help.
  4. Once you’re ready to apply, make sure to have some of these documents on hand and about 30 or so minutes to complete the process. Call our Customer Service Center at 855-PLANS-4-YOU (855-752-6749) to get started.

Once you’re covered, your insurance company will send you an invoice for your first month’s premium. Make sure to pay that on time each month to keep your coverage. Timing of invoicing and the receipt of membership materials varies by company, but here is what to expect.

See if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period See How to Lower Your Costs How to Choose the Right Plan for You