It’s Time To Get Enrolled

It’s that time. Open Enrollment has begun! Our doors opened on Tuesday for Coloradans to get enrolled in health coverage for Plan Year 2023.  

Not unlike other years, we are reminding customers to review their options, as they might be able to save money, even with rates increasing statewide.

Residents who qualify for financial help can expect even more assistance to offset rising costs, resulting in modest increases ($20/month on average) to net premiums if they renew into their current plan, and even net premium decreases for many customers in the Western area of the state. Many customers will be able to save money if they enroll in a different plan, rather than renew into their existing coverage. And with the new Colorado Option Plans, there are more plans and easier comparison.

Also new this year, undocumented Coloradans can compare and enroll into health plans and qualify for financial help on Colorado Connect, our new, secure online platform through the OmniSalud program.

We count on your help to get the word out among your networks of all of this year’s offerings. Don’t forget to point them to our network of brokers, assisters and enrollment centers for help enrolling.

In the News
Media outlets across the state are covering the news about Open Enrollment and what customers will pay this year. You can read more in: Axios, the Colorado Sun, Colorado Public Radio and  KKTV in Colorado Springs

Loss of a Health Leader

I was saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend Marguerite Salazar earlier this week. Many of you will remember her time as Colorado’s Insurance Commissioner from 2013-2017. She was an instrumental partner in our organization’s early success and remained a steadfast advocate for the health care needs of all Coloradans, especially those in rural communities. I know I speak for many when I say she will be deeply missed.

Take care, 

Kevin Patterson, MURP, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Connect for Health Colorado