COVID Special Enrollment Period Has Ended

To Our Valued Stakeholders,

As we enter a new month, it’s a good time to reflect and be reminded of the reason we do this work.

When we opened our COVID Special Enrollment Period on March 20, no one knew how this health crisis would affect Coloradans. We thought a few weeks would be enough to reach out to the uninsured.

Thanks to many of you, and specially our colleagues in Adams County, as the first deadline of April 3 neared, you stressed that we needed more time. So, we extended the deadline, and just closed that COVID Special Enrollment Period yesterday. (We’ll share our final numbers in the coming weeks.)

In this time of a global pandemic, doing things from home, online and over the phone, Connect for Health Colorado staff, our network of certified brokers and assisters and our Customer Service Center reps were able to bring peace of mind to Coloradans who didn’t have health insurance. It also took many of you to help us spread the word far and wide that Coloradans could get enrolled during this time.

Seeing all of us come together to get Coloradans covered is a shared win for the state.

We understand that there will be more Coloradans experiencing a job loss or losing income in the months ahead. We remain ready to help them get covered, and continue to ask that you share the news that they have a 60-day Special Enrollment Period available to them.

In the News
I joined Deidre Johnson from the Center for African American Health in a Facebook Live conversation about our Special Enrollment Period. Denver’s Channel7 also helped us spread the word.

Take care,

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