The Basics

The next OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD to purchase health insurance coverage is from

November 1, 2017 – January 12, 2018

While the future of the Affordable Care Act is debated in Washington, D.C., what remains constant and true is that it is important to continue to protect the health and financial future of you and your family. 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. If you’re uninsured, you’ll have to pay the full cost of treating that illness or injury. We can also connect you to financial assistance, if eligible to help you pay your premiums.

Purchasing health insurance can be complicated but we have several resources to help you navigate the process and make good use of your coverage once you have it, including how to:

Open Enrollment ended on January 31st but Coloradans with certain Life Change Events may still be able to apply. Join the thousands of Coloradans who already signed up for 2017 health insurance, and if you qualify, take advantage of the financial assistance to help you afford coverage. Did you know that last year, our customers saved an average of $369 per month with a tax credit? See if you qualify!

Your Benefits

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!

Avoid the Penalty

Make sure you are covered in 2017 to avoid a fine. The penalty for not having health insurance in 2017 will be $695 per person or 2.5% of your household income, whichever is greater.

Tax Penalty


Can I Still Enroll? Before You Shop, Browse 2017 Plans Estimate Your Savings Avoid the Penalty