As every day seems to bring additional news about COVID-19, we are in uncharted territory. At Connect for Health Colorado, we are ready to do our part to help protect the health and well-being of as many Coloradans as possible, and help further our mission of providing access to health coverage.
We shared late yesterday that we have opened up a two-week Special Enrollment period for Coloradans who are currently uninsured or about to lose coverage due to COVID-19. That coverage would start April 1, 2020. But, Coloradans must enroll by April 3rd to receive coverage under this COVD-19 rule. Visit our website to learn more.
As always, Coloradans can sign up for a plan if they experience other qualifying life change events, including loss of job-based coverage. Residents who qualify for Health First Colorado (Medicaid) or the Child Health Plan Plus program can also enroll online through the PEAK application any time during the year.
On a personal level, I hope you all continue to take the Colorado Department of Health and Environment guidelines seriously. As challenging as these times are, I have helped set the example for our staff to practice social distancing in order to help slow the spread of the virus and flatten the curve. Connect for Health Colorado staff have been working remotely this week, and they will continue to do so for the upcoming weeks. The decision for us to return to the office will be based on guidance from state and local health authorities.
We will continue to keep in touch as the news unfolds, but until then, thank you for helping us spread the word about the opportunity to enroll. We want Coloradans to rest assured that they have health coverage they need.
Kevin Patterson, MURP, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Connect for Health Colorado