Digging Into Open Enrollment Data and Findings

Legislative session update

To Our Valued Stakeholders,

On Wednesday, we published our annual Open Enrollment report. This year’s By the Numbers report details how improvements to our technology and operations, changes to federal law, innovative state laws, and a statewide network of certified experts contributed to nearly 250,000 Coloradans signing up for a health insurance plan by the end of the Open Enrollment Period.

This year’s Open Enrollment data tells me that Connect for Health Colorado is succeeding in our efforts to expand access, affordability, and choice for Coloradans. We know we’ve still got a way to go, but the report’s findings illustrate that we are moving in the right direction. I’m very proud to look back at our eleventh Open Enrollment and see that we’re breaking our previous year’s enrollment records, increasing efficiencies, improving the customer experience in major ways, and running innovative programs that truly drive affordability and enrollments.

You can find more data about plan selection trends, average costs and savings in your county, Colorado Option plan sign ups, outreach and marketing strategies to reach eligible Coloradans, and more in the By the Numbers Open Enrollment Report for Plan Year 2024.
Legislative Session Update
We have just about five weeks left of legislative session, and there arethree bills that our board of directors has taken a support position on. If they become law, here’s how they will impact our customers and work:

  • House Bill 1035 would not create any major impacts to our work, but it would streamline the requirements for the official reports that the Communications, Marketing, and Business Intelligence teams produce for the legislature each year. The bill has passed and is awaiting the Governor’s signature.
  • Senate Bill 93 would provide continuous health coverage to people with serious medical conditions who are switching between types of coverage. This includes Coloradans transitioning from Medicaid to private health insurance. This bill has also passed and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. Read our support statement here.
  • House Bill 1258 would help customers when a health insurance company leaves the market in the middle of a plan year by requiring the customer’s new health insurance company to honor their former accumulator costs, like their deductible and out-of-pocket maximum. This bill is currently in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Read our support statement here.

Take care,

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