Record Enrollments by the First Coverage Deadline

To Our Valued Stakeholders,

As I reflect on the Open Enrollment Period so far, I am overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation for the response we’ve seen. Last week, on Get Covered Day, we reported that more than 184,000 people enrolled in a health plan so far. That figure is nearly 30 percent ahead of last year, and, for additional perspective, surpasses the total enrollments we saw by the end of Open Enrollment in 2021. And while we’re seeing large volumes of signups, we’re also seeing our smoothest enrollment year yet. People are getting through the enrollment process with ease online, over the phone, and with their Brokers or Assisters.

I want to express my sincerest thank you to you all, our valued stakeholders, who have worked diligently to increase access, affordability, and choice in health care coverage in Colorado. Because of you, more people can afford to cover themselves and their families and have peace of mind heading into the new year.

Reminder on Enrolling for January Coverage
As you may know, today is the deadline for Coloradans to enroll in a health insurance plan that begins Jan. 1, 2024. However, Colorado offers flexibility—what we call our “in-line extension”— to customers who started their plan enrollments or made changes by today to enroll up to two business days after the deadline. If you know someone who couldn’t complete their enrollment by today, please let them know they have until Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. to enroll, but they must call our Customer Service Center at 855-752-6749 to do so. We’re here to make the process as easy as possible for folks, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.

In the News
Last week, The Colorado Sun hosted a panel discussion with myself, Insurance Commissioner Mike Conway, and certified broker Meagan Fearing all about choosing the plan that’s best for you. You can share this guide for a summary of our tips and advice for this year.

Take care,

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