Off to a Great Start  

Thankful for the partners who make this success possible 

This week, we announced that our marketplace enrollments are up 27 percent from last year. Currently, 82 percent of people are qualifying for financial help. While we expect to see enrollment and financial help fluctuations over the next nine weeks, this pace could lead to our biggest enrollment year yet. I attribute this early success to our staff as well as our partners at the Division of Insurance, our network of community partners, and our enrollment partners.   

Thanks to the Division of Insurance and Health Insurance Affordability Enterprise, we were able to provide more people with financial help for our OmniSalud program. This program has been so impactful and become so popular that we ended up filling the maximum allotment of spots for financial help on the second day of Open Enrollment. The Enterprise also allows us to provide more financial help to people on our marketplace in the form of enhanced cost-sharing reductions. This year, people at higher income levels may be able to save thousands of dollars when they go to the doctor or get prescriptions, thanks to this innovative, state-funded program.  

I also want to express my deepest gratitude to our network of community partners and enrollment partners. They have put in countless hours to help Coloradans get the affordable, quality health coverage that they need. They are all an essential part of our marketplace work, and we could not do this without them. 

Help Us Spread the Word 

If you want to share about Open Enrollment with your constituents or community, please use our Open Enrollment Electronic Toolkit. The materials are web-friendly, easily readable, and interactive, and they are available in English and Spanish. 

In the News   

AARP release an in-depth guide on how to sign up for ACA health insurance in Colorado and what’s new for this year. 

Take care,  

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