Colorado Legislative Session Wraps  

Colorado’s legislative session wrapped up Monday, May 8th for “sine die”, Latin for “without day.”

We participated in conversations related to health care throughout the session and remain committed to our implementation role for new legislation that has passed.  Most notably, legislation regarding Colorado Option plans (HB23-1224) tasks us with leading a stakeholder and customer research process to allow customers to more easily identify and compare Colorado Option plans on our platform. We look forward to working with Brokers, Assisters, advocates, issuers, and customers to ensure that our customers find the best plans for their needs.

No New Friday Health Plan Enrollments for 2023

The Colorado Division of Insurance announced in a consumer advisory that Friday Health Plans will not take new enrollments for Plan Year 2023 starting Tuesday, May 9. As a result of this, people in Colorado who are not already enrolled in a Friday Health plan won’t be able to select a Friday Health plan through Connect for Health Colorado or Colorado Connect. People who are already enrolled in a Friday Health plan for 2023 will continue to stay in their current plan.

I issued a statement about what this means, assuring current customers they will retain coverage.

The Denver Business Journal and Alamosa News wrote about this topic.

Take care,

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