When you filed your Colorado state taxes, you checked a box to say you’re uninsured and wanted to find out if you or members of your household qualify for free or low-cost health insurance. Learn more »

If you’ve checked that box and arrived at this page, you are in the right place.

Connect for Health Colorado, the official health insurance marketplace, is here to connect you to coverage and evaluate whether you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll after filing your taxes.

Use our quick online tool to find out which free or low-cost health insurance option you may qualify for.

Answer a few questions about your household members and income. After a few clicks, we will let you know whether you should apply for financial help through Connect for Health Colorado or for coverage through Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP)+.

Quickly find out what you may qualify for »

Create an account and begin your application right away to get covered.

The tool in Step 1 will direct you to the right place to begin your application. Act quickly to enroll and get covered for the rest of the year. 

If you enroll through Connect for Health Colorado, your plan will start the first day of the month after you choose your plan.

If you filed your taxes BEFORE the tax filing deadlineIf you filed your taxes AFTER the tax filing deadline
You likely qualify for a 60-day Special Enrollment Period.There are two possible options to get health insurance now.
This means that you have 60-days from the date that you apply for coverage to select a plan. If you miss your Special Enrollment Period window, you may have to wait until the next Open Enrollment Period (Nov. 1 – Jan. 15) to apply.


If you qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program), you don’t need a Special Enrollment Period to sign up, and your coverage will begin immediately.
If your monthly income meets the requirements, you and members of your family can get covered for free or low-cost through Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) right now.
Learn more about Health First Colorado »


You may qualify for a 60-day Special Enrollment Period through our Marketplace if you have a
Qualifying Life Event like changes to your family, loss of health insurance coverage, change in permanent address, and more.
Learn more about Qualifying Life Events »

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Connect for Health Colorado is the official health insurance marketplace and the only place to apply for financial help to make health coverage more affordable.


Health First Colorado

Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) is free or low-cost health care for Colorado children and adults who qualify. Coloradans who meet specific monthly income requirements can get insurance through Health First Colorado. Health First Colorado logo


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