Connect for Health Colorado Secures Licensing to Support Growth and Enhance Consumer Experience for Open Enrollment

Contact: Ben Davis 303-522-6790

DENVER – The Connect for Health Colorado board Monday voted to approve a software licensing agreement that will enable the health insurance Marketplace to improve the user experience for individuals and families purchasing coverage through the state Marketplace while adding to the technological foundation that will support anticipated growth.

The $3.5 million agreement with Oracle will allow Connect for Health Colorado to correctly license for its needs and accommodate future growth. This supports significant enhancements to Connect for Health Colorado’s information technology systems in terms of scalability, performance, stability and security as the Marketplace prepares for the open enrollment and the renewal process for 146,000 current customers.

The Colorado Marketplace, which launched on time in 2013 and stayed operational for more than 99 percent of the time during the initial open enrollment period, has been ranked as one of the top-performing health insurance exchanges in the nation.

About Connect for Health Colorado
Connect for Health Colorado is a public, non-profit entity established in law by the Colorado General Assembly in 2011.  It opened for business on Oct. 1, 2013 for individuals, families and small employers to compare and buy health insurance and apply for tax credits to help make their insurance moreaffordable. Customers can shop online; get help by phone or chat from expert Customer Service Center representatives; and find in-person assistance from certified brokers and agents, community based certified Health Coverage Guides or Certified Application Counselors.

The next open enrollment period for individuals and families is Nov. 15, 2014 through Feb. 15, 2015. For more information: