Thousands More Coloradans Have Health Coverage Thanks to Extended Enrollment Window and New, Federal Law
DENVER — As of Monday, June 7, 200,119 Coloradans have signed up for a plan that provides coverage this year through Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s official health insurance marketplace. That is a historic number of enrollments in a plan year for Connect for Health Colorado since opening for business in 2013.
Just over 20,000 of this year’s enrollments occurred since Connect for Health Colorado re-opened enrollment in Feb. 2021, and half of those sign ups occurred since the organization began offering expanded subsidies under a new, federal law in April 2021.
“Connect for Health Colorado is thrilled to offer more savings and more time to enroll than ever before,” said Chief Executive Officer Kevin Patterson. “I urge folks who are seeking health insurance to connect with one of our plan experts or Enrollment Centers to find lower costs, especially those who didn’t qualify in the past. The sooner you enroll or update your application, the sooner your coverage and savings begin.”
Lower Costs for Coverage Are Here
Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, families of all income ranges can now qualify for savings on health insurance when they shop through Connect for Health Colorado. The new law also increases the amount of assistance people can receive to cover some or all the cost of their health insurance premium. In fact, three out of four customers could potentially find a plan for $25 or less after the new savings are applied. People who have received unemployment benefits beginning in 2021 may qualify for $0 plan options.
Find Plans and Get Enrollment Assistance
To find out whether you qualify for additional savings on health insurance plans, how much plans cost and to compare all the plans available to you, contact Connect for Health Colorado at ConnectforHealthCO.com or by calling 855-752-6749. Enrollment remains open until at least Sunday, August 15, 2021.
Want to browse plans and prices before starting an application? Use our Quick Cost and Plan Finder tool to get an estimate of costs and to search plans based on what matters most to you.
Want more personalized assistance? Plan experts- certified Brokers and community Assisters- are ready to help you figure out exactly what kind of health coverage you qualify for and navigate all your options. The enrollment assistance and advice are free. Find an expert in your area and make an appointment today.
Monica Caballeros | [email protected] | 720-496-2574
About Connect for Health Colorado
Connect for Health Colorado is a public, nonprofit 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.co