Reminders for Customers to Shop and Compare

It’s time to get enrolled for 2023 health coverage. And this year, it’s important to remind customers that reviewing all the options before selecting a plan may result in even more savings.

This week, I participated in a panel hosted by the Colorado Sun with Division of Insurance Commissioner Mike Conway, Adam Fox from the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI) and John Ingold, reporter for the Sun. We had a good conversation about plan options for 2023, and provided Coloradans a guide to shopping and saving on the Marketplace this year.

With the passage of the federal Inflation Reduction Act in August, people shopping with Connect for Health Colorado can qualify for more financial help than in the past, including many people who weren’t previously eligible because of their income. In fact, two out of three current customers can find a plan for $25 per month or less after financial help is applied.

The conversation reminded customers that there are six companies are returning to offer plansfor 2023. And starting this Open Enrollment, every company that sells health insurance in the state must offer Colorado Option plans, and these plans will be available on Connect for Health Colorado. With the departure of Oscar and Bright Health from the market for 2023, it is important customers shop for a plan to ensure they don’t lose coverage and will be able to continue health care.

As always, if customers want guidance enrolling, please lead them to our network of Brokers, Assisters and Enrollment Centers.

In the News
We are getting great traction with Spanish media with this piece in El Comercio, and an interview on Entravision’s Facebook page.

Take care, 

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