Fall Happenings

It’s officially fall, which means we are preparing for our busiest months to come. Behind the scenes, we have a lot to report.

While we are not in a formal Open Enrollment period currently, our doors are still open to those experiencing Life Change Events. In fact, next week, we know that thousands of Coloradans will lose the free COBRA premiums offered through the American Rescue Plan. We are asking for your help reminding those in that situation that they can likely still enroll for coverage for the rest of the year.

Some other good news to share is that we have been awarded a $1.1 million federal grant to fund some of our technology work. We will use the funding for costs related to implementing the new American Rescue Plan changes to the financial help now available. Additionally, the funds will help us update our infrastructure and decision support tools, improve and provide enhanced customer support, improve the customer experience for consumers who are eligible for insurance affordability programs, support timely and accurate eligibility determinations and ensure the highest data quality in enrollment transactions

In just over a week, from Oct. 5-7, we will gather with nearly 600 assisters, brokers and community partners during our CoverCO conference. We just shared the agenda, and I think you’ll find the conference extremely helpful in preparing for Open Enrollment. From sessions like our technology updates, to broker roundtables and small business outreach, to immigrant health coverage and issuer presentations, the conference will offer a great opportunity to connect and learn. Registration is still open

Last but not least, we formally announced this week that we have added a new board member. I am thrilled to welcome Christy Blakely to our board and look forward to her contributions.

Take care,

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