Thanks For Joining Us For CoverCO

I hope many of you had the opportunity to join us for the CoverCO conference this week, which felt like the pep rally to begin the Open Enrollment season. The conference included sessions about the new Colorado Option plans, the new OmniSalud Program, Connect for Health Colorado technology updates, and new this year, a session about the Colorado Agricultural Addiction and Mental Health Program. The keynote sessions about health equity and conflict resolution struck a cord for me and reinforced our values and ethics.

I appreciate so many of you taking the time to join us for the conference and for your contributions to Open Enrollment overall.

Bright Health Leaving Colorado
You might have also seen the news that Bright Health is withdrawing from Colorado’s health insurance market starting with the 2023 plan year. I released a statement about this news. And the Colorado Sun wrote about this change.

While I know this will cause a disruption for many, I’m confident in the number and the quality of the health plans that will be available for Coloradans shopping on our Marketplace for 2023. We will be able to share more about plan offerings very soon.

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