Enrollment is now open for 2022 health insurance. Nov 1, 2021-Jan 15, 2022 is the time when you can sign up for a health insurance plan if you don’t have coverage, or to change or renew your current health insurance coverage.   

There are new savings available for health insurance coverage in 2022. This financial help is ONLY available through Connect for Health Colorado.  See what you might qualify for »

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When you can sign up

Sign up now for 2022 health coverage. Open Enrollment goes through Jan. 15, 2022. Otherwise, Coloradans who experience a Qualifying Life Change Event, during or outside of the Open Enrollment Period have a 60-day window to buy or change plans. This is known as a Special Enrollment Period. Certain events, including moving, getting married, and having a baby all make you eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.

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. 

You can enroll in Medicaid or the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) program any time of year, whether you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period or not.

Life change events include but are not limited to: 

Family additions or changes

  • Birth of a baby, adoption of a child or placement of a child for foster care
  • Getting married or divorced
  • Death of a household member enrolled in a plan through Connect for Health Colorado

Loss of health insurance coverage

  • You lost health insurance from your job
  • You no longer qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) 
  • You no longer qualify for Medicare Part A
  • You are turning 26 and aging off your parent’s plan
  • Your student health plan ended

Move or change in permanent residence

  • Move to Colorado
  • Move to a new permanent address- certain conditions apply  
  • Leaving incarceration
  • Gain of lawful presence (i.e. legally living in the United States according to federal immigration laws)

Changes to income (for current enrollees only)

  • Changes in your income that affect the amount of Cost-Sharing Reductions (lower out-of-pocket costs) you qualify for
  • Changes in your income that make you newly qualify for Premium Tax Credit (lower monthly costs)
  • Changes in your income that make you no longer qualify for the Premium Tax Credit (lower monthly costs)

Report changes in your household

Report changes in your household size, income, or address within 30 days of the change. We will let you know if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period as soon as you submit your application.

Proof of your Qualifying Life Change Event

After you sign up for a plan during your Special Enrollment period, your health insurance company may ask you to show proof of the Qualifying Life Change Event.

Here is a guide on how to verify your special enrollment period »

Special Enrollment for members of federally-recognized tribes

Members of federally-recognized tribes (and their household members on the same application) can change plans or sign up for a new plan once per month.