Statement from Connect for Health Colorado® Regarding the State Option Final Report

DENVER– Connect for Health Colorado® releases the following statement on the final Proposal for Affordable Health Coverage Option (HB 19-1004) report:

“Connect for Health Colorado prioritizes collaboration with our partners to increase access, affordability and choice for residents buying their own health insurance. We are eager to expand access to meaningful, high-value plan choice to Coloradans with the final Proposal for Affordable Health Coverage Option. The strategies outlined in the final report are designed to reduce costs by increasing efficiencies, like making use of the existing Marketplace infrastructure. We stand behind these efforts by the Division of Insurance and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Together, we seek to improve affordability and health insurance company choice for Coloradans regardless of their income or where they live. We continue to support our state partners as they find ways to protect and maximize the financial assistance available. Our network of partners, including community-based assisters, licensed brokers and insurance companies, will be critical to a successful implementation of the option.

We continue to invest in our technology and to streamline operations to provide the best customer experience possible. We will be prepared to support Colorado consumers seeking affordable, quality health coverage through this proposed option.”


About Connect for Health Colorado

Connect for Health Colorado is a public, nonprofit entity established by the Colorado General Assembly in 2011 to create a health insurance marketplace.  Since 2013, we’ve been helping individuals, families and small employers compare plans, apply for financial help and buy health insurance. As Colorado’s official health insurance marketplace, we are the only place to apply for financial help to lower the monthly cost of health insurance. Customers can shop online; get help by phone or online chat from Customer Service Center representatives; and access expert, in-person help from a statewide network of certified brokers and community-based assisters. For more information: