Connect for Health Colorado Extends Emergency Special Enrollment Period until April 30 in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

Contact: Monica Caballeros, [email protected]

DENVER — Due to the growing number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and increased need for health coverage, Connect for Health Colorado will extend an Emergency Special Enrollment period for uninsured Coloradans until Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Since March 20, approximately 5,500 individuals protected their health and safety by signing up for a health insurance plan through this Special Enrollment period. People who enroll during the extended timeframe will have coverage as of May 1.

“By extending the Special Enrollment period, we are doing our part to help Coloradans get the health coverage they need,” said Chief Executive Officer Kevin Patterson. “If you are experiencing an unexpected loss of health coverage or a change in employment, we are ready to help you explore your options.”

As a reminder, Coloradans can sign up for a plan throughout the year if they experience other qualifying life change events, including loss of job-based coverage. Individuals may also be eligible to enroll in a new plan if they experience a loss in income. Those who qualify for Health First Colorado (Medicaid) or the Child Health Plan Plus program can enroll online through the PEAK application any time during the year.


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, in-person help from a statewide network of certified Brokers and community-based Assisters. For more information: