14,263 Coloradans Covered During Our COVID Special Enrollment Period

To Our Valued Stakeholders,

Earlier this week, we announced that 14,263 Coloradans enrolled in health insurance during our COVID Special Enrollment Period.

I never thought we would be announcing a number that high. And for that, I wanted to say thank you. It took our staff — and you — our stakeholders, community partners, advocates, policy makers and the media, to get the word out, and our network of enrollment partners taking virtual and phone appointments, to make it all happen.

I know our work isn’t done in making sure share information about job-loss and loss of income Special Enrollment Periods. As we make the transition from closing out the COVID SEP, we still need your help letting Coloradans in these circumstances know that we are here for them.

By the Numbers Report
At our Board Meeting this week, we shared our By the Numbers report, which gives insight into our seventh Open Enrollment Period. The report highlights data and numbers for the 2020 plan year, including:

  • 166,850 Coloradans enrolled for 2020 health coverage during the Open Enrollment period.
  • 74 percent of customers qualified for financial help to reduce the monthly cost of health insurance.
  • Statewide rates for full price premiums dropped by 20 percent, which lead to an uptick in new enrollments in many rural counties.
  • 46 percent of our customers enrolled with the help of a trained and certified Broker,  and another 6 percent enrolled with the help of a community-based Assister.

The new report includes more detailed information about changes to premium costs and financial help by county, the improved customer experience and our outreach tactics. It is a nice wrap-up of our work, which many of you contribute to, so I hope you enjoy reading it.

Stay healthy and well,

Kevin Patterson, MURP, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Connect for Health Colorado