Connecting with Brokers and CCIIO in D.C.

Funding Opportunity for Enrollment Assistance

To Our Valued Stakeholders,

I spent the earlier portion of the week in Washington, D.C. to connect with the broker community and some of our federal partners.

I was invited to speak on a panel at NABIP’s national conference about how we’re driving positive change in Colorado. I was pleased to share about innovations we’ve pursued in our state, like the Health Insurance Affordability Enterprise and our public benefit corporation and second shopping platform, Colorado Connect. More specifically, I shared how brokers are a crucial part of our success in implementing federal and state policy changes and how we rely on them more than ever to expertly guide people through expanded financial help and plan options. As we looked closer at our broker support data over the years, we found that, on average, 60 percent of all enrollments have come through brokers– one of the highest rates of broker support in the nation.

While I was there, I also met with federal partners at CCIIO to tell them about the progress we’ve made on compliance projects and shared our strategy for approaching the upcoming compliance work we’re expecting. I’m grateful to have these big picture conversations as we plan our future work in Colorado and as we collaborate with partners to identify the right solutions to meet our shared needs.

Funding Opportunity for Enrollment Assistance
Our partners provide a crucial one-on-one service to help Coloradans get covered. They help us make sure local communities, especially those who face barriers in getting health coverage, can access the plans and savings we offer. Now through April 10, we are requesting applications from organizations to operate Assistance Sites, Certified Application Counselor locations, Enrollment Centers, and Referral Partner locations across the state.

We welcome applications from community-based organizations, medical facilities, associations, ranching and farming organizations, chambers of commerce, unions, state and local human service agencies, certified brokers and broker agencies, and other organizations. We strive to create the most robust, responsive partnership network possible, so please do check out this opportunity, or share it with people in your network who may be interested.

Take care,

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