Welcome to the Connect for Health Colorado Media Center. Connect for Health Colorado is a new health insurance marketplace for individuals, families and small employers across Colorado.

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Gretchen Hammer, Executive Director of the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved and Board Chair, Connect for Health Colorado

Gretchen Hammer’s career is dedicated to improving the health care system. Her role at the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved allows her to exercise her passion for working with leaders and local communities to identify their shared aspirations for health and to move toward these goals. A skilled facilitator and researcher, she has experience working at the federal, state, municipal, and community level to make change and promote collaboration. Gretchen is a native of Colorado and a graduate of Colorado College, and holds a master’s in public health from the University of Washington.

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Patty Fontneau, Executive Director and CEO, Connect for Health Colorado

Patty Fontneau joined Connect for Health Colorado as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer in December 2011. She previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, an international law firm. Prior to that, she served as Chief Administrative Officer for the IMA Financial Group Inc. and as Vice President and General Manager of the Western Service Center of TIAA-CREF, managing the operation of a 1,300-employee office in Denver. She serves on the boards of CollegeInvest, the University of Denver Business School and the Downtown Denver Partnership. She was named the Top Health Thinker of 2012 by the Denver Post. She won the 2007 Outstanding Women in Business Award (banking and finance category) from the Denver Business Journal, the Leadership Award from the Alumni Association of the University of Colorado at Denver Business School, and the 2003 Athena award from the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, among other honors. Patty holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York and an MBA in Finance from New York University. She is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor.


In their own Words. Hear what other Coloradans are saying about the importance of health insurance and Connect for Health Colorado.


Informational Videos. View these videos to learn more about Connect for Health Colorado,


Mobile App

APPThe Connect for Health Colorado Mobile App is your companion to the Connect for Health Colorado shopping website. Need information on the go?

  • Check out health insurance prices and features and save the plan you like best on your mobile device. You’ll need to go to ConnectforHealthCO.com on your computer to buy your plan.
  • Find Certified Assistance Sites and Certified Health Insurance Agents nearby who are trained and ready to help you look at your options, apply for financial assistance and sign up for health insurance.
  • Use our tax credit calculator to see if you may qualify for tax credits, health insurance plans with lower co-pays and deductibles, or for free or low-cost health insurance (Medicaid/Child Health Plan Plus).
  • Search our FAQs to help you get ready to shop.

Download the Android version for free at the Google Play Store

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DISCLAIMER: The Connect for Health Mobile App is for browsing health plans, finding assistance and getting general information. Customers cannot buy health insurance or get an official determination of financial assistance eligibility through the app. Final determinations require additional information than is asked through this tool. Plan details may vary slightly from the shopping website and information may be completely up to date. The app is not integrated with the shopping website, ConnectforHealthCO.com.  You cannot create an account, apply for financial assistance or buy a health plan through this app. If you want to buy a health plan or apply for financial assistance, please go to ConnectforHealthCO.com on a laptop or desktop computer. You can also call 1-855-PLANS-4-YOU (855-752-6749) to speak to a Customer Service Center Representative (available 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays) or visit a Certified Assistance Site or Health Insurance Agent/Broker. When using this application, you will be given the opportunity to provide your name and email address.  This information will be used to send you additional information regarding the plan(s) you have selected.  Additionally, you may receive a follow up contact to ensure you received the requested data and to support improvements to the application and the Connect for Health Colorado experience.  We do not share or sell this information with other organizations.  If you have additional questions regarding your privacy, please contact Privacy@connectforhealthco.com.

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