Open Enrollment for 2018 ended on January 12th.
Coloradans with certain scenarios may still be able to apply or change their coverage.
Connect for Health Colorado®, is the only place where you can apply for financial help to lower the cost of your health insurance, get access to a statewide network of certified experts who can give advice and answer your questions for free, as well as compare plans and shop online.
Open Enrollment closed on Jan. 12th. If you are not yet enrolled in a plan, you may still be able to enroll under certain scenarios such as having a baby, getting married, moving or the loss of other health insurance, including a plan that was discontinued for 2018.
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We get it. Let us help you understand what it means for Coloradans like you. Regardless of the confusion, what remains constant and true is that it is important to protect your health and financial future. Broken bones, disease and other chronic conditions can happen at any time. Most are treatable and in some cases preventable if you have access to care and health insurance and we can help with that.
Financial Help Still Available for 2018
If you experienced a Life Change Event that allows for you to purchase a plan outside the Open Enrollment Period, you may be eligible to apply for two types of financial help available only through Connect for Health Colorado. Customers who qualified in 2017 saved an average of $369 per month to help reduce their monthly premiums. And this amount is expected to go up in 2018. Don’t assume you make too much to qualify – you may be surprised!
Graph: Eligibility for financial help based on household size and annual income
Estimate Your Savings - You May Be Surprised!
Explore our Health Insurance Resources
Health insurance can seem complex and confusing, so we’ve put together a variety of resources to help you feel more confident buying and using your health insurance.
- Health Insurance 101
- How Costs Work – Key Elements that Determine How Much You Pay
- The Benefits All Plans Cover including Free Preventive Care
- Types of Plans
- 6 Questions to Ask Before You Buy
- Ways to Save
- Common Questions After You Buy
- Using Health Insurance
Compare Plans Before You Shop
Use our quick and easy online tool to compare plans based on what matters to you most – covered doctors and medications, monthly premium, estimated total healthcare costs for the year and more!Compare Plans
Talk to a Certified Expert for Free
Shopping for health insurance can be complicated, but you don’t have to do it alone. Across Colorado, from Durango to Greeley, we are ready to help you in-person and at no cost. Get connected to someone in your area.Get Free, Expert Help
After You Buy
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 after enrollment.
Make the most out of your comprehensive coverage by understanding the benefits included in your plan. Our Using Your Health Insurance page offers helpful suggestions, including how to choose an in-network doctor and what to do in an emergency.
All private health plans available through Connect for Health Colorado must cover a set of essential health benefits, including many free, preventive services like cancer screenings, immunizations, smoking cessation, and well-baby and well-child visits. Make sure you take advantage of these free services to stay healthy throughout the year!
Don’t Forget Dental and Vision
Protect your eyes and teeth too! Dental and vision health is an important part of your overall physical health. That’s why Connect for Health Colorado is pleased to offer our customers access to dental and vision plans.