Colorado’s Own Health Insurance Marketplace
In 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was created to help expand healthcare coverage and decrease healthcare costs for Americans. When the ACA passed, we had already been studying and building a health insurance marketplace for Colorado residents with that same mission for four years as the Blue Ribbon Commission for Healthcare Reform.
Then, in 2011, Connect for Health Colorado was established by the Colorado General Assembly as a public, non-profit entity to create a health insurance marketplace. It opened for business on Oct. 1, 2013, for individuals, families and small employers across Colorado to purchase health insurance and get financial help to reduce costs.
Connect for Health Colorado is governed by a Board of Directors with additional direction from a committee of state legislators (the “Oversight Committee”).
Our Value to Customers
As the official health insurance marketplace for Coloradans, we provide:
The only place where residents can apply for Premium Tax Credits and Cost-Sharing Reductions to lower the cost of private health insurance.
Tools that allow customers to easily compare plans and prices from multiple insurance companies and search for preferred providers and medications.
Qualified health plans which include essential benefits and protections (in accordance with the Affordable Care Act).
A statewide customer support network of Customer Service Center Representatives, Assisters and licensed Brokers to help Coloradans find the best health plan for their needs and budget.
- Get to know our executive leadership team
- Check out our monthly enrollment metrics and reports.
- Catch up on the latest happenings with our Board of Directors and Oversight Committees.
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Our State Partners
Connect for Health Colorado works closely with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Colorado Division of Insurance.
Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing administers Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) programs. These programs provide health coverage for families, children, pregnant women, the elderly, people with disabilities and some adults without children. For more information about the department: https://www.colorado.gov/hcpf
Division of Insurance
The Colorado Division of Insurance is a state agency that regulates the insurance industry in Colorado. It is a part of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. The Division of Insurance reviews insurance companies’ requests to change the rates or benefits included in any insurance plans sold in the state. The Division of Insurance protects consumers by making sure insurance companies and agents comply with state laws and regulations. For more information about the division or filing a complaint: https://www.colorado.gov/dora/health-insurance-0.