Connect for Health Colorado CEO Statement
DENVER — Today, the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI) announced final rate filings for approved 2022 health insurance plans, which show premium prices in the individual market (non-employer coverage) increasing an average of 1.1% statewide over 2021 premiums. Connect for Heath Colorado® Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Patterson, released the following statement in response:
“I’m grateful that many families can expect more affordable premiums again this year. Colorado is making meaningful strides to increase access, affordability and choice, and Connect for Health Colorado is still offering increased savings thanks to the American Rescue Plan for 2022 plans. If health insurance costs were out of reach for you in years past, it’s time to take another look at prices and savings available starting November 1st.”
The same eight companies from 2021 are returning to offer plans for 2022. And many Connect for Health Colorado customers can expect increased plan choice when they shop for 2022 coverage. The health insurance companies’ expansions for 2022 will leave only one county with a single insurance company available— down from 10 counties in 2021, and 22 counties in 2020.
The Open Enrollment Period for 2022 health coverage opens November 1 and goes through January 15.
About Connect for Health Colorado
Connect for Health Colorado is a public, non-profit entity established by the Colorado General Assembly in 2011 to create a health insurance Marketplace. Since 2013, we’ve been helping individuals, families and small employers compare plans, apply for financial help and buy health insurance. As Colorado’s official health insurance marketplace, we are the only place to apply for financial help to lower the monthly cost of premiums. Customers can shop online; get help by phone or online chat from Customer Service Center representatives; and access expert help from a statewide network of certified Brokers and community-based Assisters. For more information: ConnectforHealthCO.com
Monica Caballeros, [email protected], 720-496-2574