To Our Valued Stakeholders,
We concluded our fifth Open Enrollment period last Friday with more than 165,000 plan submissions. That was nearly as many plan selections as we saw in our last Open Enrollment period, which was 22 days longer.
We have shifted gears for Special Enrollment Periods that have brought in thousands of customers each month in years past. Anyone whose 2017 plan was not offered for this year has until midnight March 1 to select a health plan and, of course, anyone experiencing a qualifying life change event such as marriage, divorce, having a child or losing employer-sponsored health insurance can enroll in a special enrollment period.
As we reported in a media release Tuesday, the numbers are in line with our target and assumptions that went into our annual budget.
Looking forward on reform
I had the opportunity to take part in a panel presentation last week with The Century Foundation on “Health Reform 2020.” The discussion on marketplaces that I took part in begins at 1:39 in this video and my portion on customers’ needs and Colorado begins at 2:12.
Kevin Patterson, MURP, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Connect for Health Colorado