To Our Valued Stakeholders,
As the leaves are turning, the Connect for Health Colorado staff has officially turned all of our attention to prepare for the eighth Open Enrollment Period.
Yesterday, the Colorado Division of Insurance released the offerings for 2021 health insurance plans.
I offered my take on the rates: I am encouraged by the overall stability we’re seeing for next year’s health insurance plan prices. While Reinsurance is helping keep rates low for many, we want to remind customers that the average financial help amount for enrollees who qualify will decrease as well.
I also urge Coloradans who are unsure about their options to connect with us this Open Enrollment period. So, it’s important that customers work with you all, their assisters and brokers, to review plans for their needs, as always.
Plans will be available for our customers to start reviewing in our Quick Cost and Plan Finder tool shortly, and Open Enrollment begins Nov. 1.
CoverCo Wrap Up
What an inspiring week! As with many things in 2020, we had to make changes to our annual CoverCo conference. Our staff put together three days of strong programming virtually for more than 630 people who participated from across the state. It was nice to “see” many of your faces throughout the sessions.
I had the honor of kicking off the conference each morning, but Wednesday’s session with Dr. Portia Jackson Preston was a personal highlight. She reminded us of the importance of taking care of ourselves, especially as we get into our busiest time of the year. I took a step back to think about my personal self-care habits and am evaluating how I keep myself healthy and well during these times.
Dr. Jackson Preston also took the time to sit down for an interview and offered these reminders.
Thank you for taking care of yourselves, and for all the work you are about to embark on to keep Coloradans covered.
Kevin Patterson, MURP, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Connect for Health Colorado