Citizenship and Application for Health Insurance

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may still qualify for health insurance, but may need to include additional information from documents like an employment card, I-94 or Legal Permanent Resident card. After you submit your application, we may send you a letter asking you to provide a copy of your document so that we can double-check your immigration status. This information is only used to determine what type of health insurance you may qualify for. It will not be used by or shared with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Below are some examples of common immigration documents. These can be used as a reference to locate your card or document number, non-citizen number and class code. If you cannot select your immigration information from the drop down selections in the application, please mark “Other”. This will not prevent you from being eligible, but may require additional verification be provided.

I-94 Card
Employment Authorization Card
Legal Permanent Resident Card

Paper Application Materials

If you prefer to complete your application by mail, here are downloadable forms you can use to apply for help with costs and/or health coverage through Connect for Health Colorado. Please remember that the quickest determinations will be made if you apply online.

Application for Health Insurance with Financial Help on the Marketplace

This is the form you will want to use to apply for one of the Insurance Affordability Programs: Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program), Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) and the Premium Tax Credits and/or Cost-Sharing Reductions.

Individual Application with Financial Help (English)
Individual Application with Financial Help (Spanish)

Authorizing, Changing or Revoking a Representative

An Authorized Representative is a trusted person who you can give permission to talk to us on your behalf about an application or appeal request with the Marketplace. Once you give another person authority to act as an Authorized Representative they can see your information, and act for you on matters related to the application or appeal, including getting information about your application or appeal request and signing your application or appeal request on your behalf.  A common example of an Authorized Agent is a power of attorney. This person takes legal responsibility for the information provided on your application or appeal request. If you do not want an Authorized Representative, you do not need to fill out this form.

Who should use this form?

  • Current customers: If you want to authorize a representative and did not do so when you originally filled out your application, you must use this Authorized Representative Form to authorize a representative.
  • New customers: We recommend if you plan to authorize a representative that you also fill out the Authorized Representative Form and file it with the Marketplace.

Authorizing, Changing or Revoking an Authorized Representative Form

   THIS FORM IS NOT TO AUTHORIZE A BROKER OR ASSISTER TO ACT ON YOUR BEHALF. To approve a Broker or Assister to act on your behalf, please log into your account and select ”GET ASSISTANCE”. Note: Brokers and Assisters may not serve as authorized representatives.

Additional Resources

Do you need information about your consumer rights regarding health insurance? The Colorado Division of Insurance can help. You can contact them at 303-894-7490 or get help online. Get more information or file a complaint »

Do you have questions about public health coverage such as Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) or Child Health Plan Plus? The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing can help. You can contact them at 800-221-3943 or visit their website. Get more information »

Consumer Reports

Qualified Health Plan Enrollee Experience Survey

This report by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services evaluates enrollee experiences with Qualified Health Plans offered through Health Insurance Marketplaces and the Small Business Health Options Program. 

2017 Health Insurance Exchanges: Evaluating the Online-Comparison Shopping Experience

A third party, non-partisan healthcare group ranked the Connect for Health Colorado® website second among the 12 state-based health insurance marketplaces and, in a report card.


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