In these dog days of summer, I’ve been reflecting on what we have accomplished so far this year, and it truly amazes me. We reported out this week that we enrolled an additional 36,350 people from early February when we re-opened through Aug. 15 when we officially closed our doors for the extended enrollment period.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for that. There is a lot of hard work that has gone into helping us spread the word to community members and remind them that we have been open throughout the year; especially since people could find additional savings because of the American Rescue Plan.
But our work isn’t over. We’re continuing to enroll new customers who experience Qualifying Life Changes. Behind the scenes, Connect for Health Colorado staff are preparing for the annual Open Enrollment Period, starting on Nov. 1, 2021.
One of the main ways we help our enrollment partners prepare for the upcoming Open Enrollment is through a conference called CoverCO. This year, the conference, held Oct. 5-7, is again virtual. The sessions will help us and our partners reconnect, prepare for Open Enrollment and let attendees share ideas to improve the health and well-being of Coloradans. For those interested, registration opened this week.
Thanks again for all you do.
Kevin Patterson, MURP, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Connect for Health Colorado