Connect for Health Colorado is for all Coloradans
Almost all Coloradans can use Connect for Health Colorado to buy a health insurance plan. There are no income requirements for purchasing a plan through Connect for Health Colorado.
The only requirements you have to meet to purchase a plan through Connect for Health Colorado are that you are:
- Lawfully present in the United States
- A resident of Colorado
- Not incarcerated (this means that you are not in prison or serving a jail sentence)
OmniSalud is for Coloradans without documentation
OmniSalud is a new program that provides undocumented Coloradans with a safe way to compare affordable health insurance plans and enroll on a secure online platform.
Thanks to a new Colorado law passed in 2021, every company that sells health insurance in the state has to offer plans with a specific set of lower, fixed costs and make them available to everyone – no matter their documentation status. These are called Colorado Option plans and they are making healthcare more affordable and accessible for all Colorado residents.
You may be able to get financial help to lower your monthly premiums
Depending on your family size and income, you may qualify for financial help. However, there is another key factor to consider – whether or not you have an offer of affordable health insurance elsewhere, like through an employer.
Coloradans who have an offer of affordable health insurance, even if they do not sign-up for that coverage, are not eligible for financial help through Connect for Health Colorado. Some examples include:
- Health First Colorado (Medicaid)
- Your employer your spouse’s employer
- The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
* Please note that this list does not cover all criteria.
You can still enroll in a health plan through Connect for Health Colorado but Coloradans with these offers of health insurance typically cannot receive financial help.