Connect for Health Colorado® Joins Denver and Aurora Churches for ‘Get Covered Sunday’ as 2018 Enrollment Deadline Nears

Contact: Luke Clarke, 720-496-2545
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DENVER —  Four churches in Denver and Aurora will join Connect for Health Colorado® on Sunday, January 7, in “Get Covered Sunday,” a community outreach initiative to enroll their members in health insurance in the final days of Open Enrollment.

“We believe in meeting our customers where they are,” said Connect for Health Colorado CEO Kevin Patterson.  “We are grateful for the opportunity to work with these pastors in helping their congregants take the critical step to protect their health and their family finances by buying health insurance. We are here to help anyone who does not yet have their health insurance in place for this year.”

January 12 is the deadline for 2018 coverage, except in certain life change scenarios, such as marriage, birth or adoption of a child, losing health insurance provided by an employer or moving to Colorado.

Connect for Health Colorado staff will be answering questions about health insurance and getting enrolled at participating churches.

Those churches include:

New Hope Baptist Church

3701 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
Pastor Eugene Downing
Morning Worship:  10:45 am
Resource Table to 1 pm 

Living Hope Baptist Church

11373 E Alameda Ave., Aurora, CO 80012
Pastor Robin Holland
Morning Worship:  10:00 am
Resource Table to noon 

Shorter AME Church

3100 Richard Allen Court, Denver, CO  80205
Pastor Timothy Tyler
Morning Worship: 10:00 am
Resource Table to noon

Rising Star Baptist Church

1500 S Dayton St., Aurora, CO 80247
Pastor Jules Smith
Morning Worship:  10:00 am
Resource Table to noon

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.  It opened for business on Oct. 1, 2013, for individuals, families and small employers to compare and buy health insurance and is the only place to apply for financial assistance in the form of tax credits to help lower the monthly cost of premiums. Customers can shop online; get help by phone or online chat from Customer Service Center representatives; and access free, in-person assistance from a statewide network of certified Brokers, community-based Health Coverage Guides or Application Counselors. For more information: