Western Slope Insurance Executive Named to Connect for Health Colorado® Board of Directors

October 14, 2019

Contact: Monica Caballeros
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 720-496-2574

DENVER – Patrick Gordon, Chief Executive Officer of Grand Junction-based Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP) has been named to the board of directors of Connect for Health Colorado.

“We look forward to the continued partnership with Rocky Mountain Health Plans and to working with Patrick. He brings a deep understanding of the needs of western Colorado communities where we see some of the state’s most challenging markets” said Board Chair Adela Flores-Brennan. “Patrick’s experience in private and public healthcare systems will serve well our mission to increase access, affordability and choice for all Coloradans.”

Mr. Gordon worked with the state department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) before joining RMHP in 2003. He succeeded Steve ErkenBrack as CEO in June. While with HCPF, Mr. Gordon played a leading role in creating the state’s Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) program. CHP+ is a low-cost health insurance program for children and pregnant women in households earning too much to qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) but not enough to afford private insurance. Much of his focus at RMHP has been on serving the Health First Colorado members.

The Connect for Health Colorado Board has nine voting members and three ex-officio members. They are appointed by Republican and Democratic leaders in the state Legislature and by the governor. Mr. Gordon was named to a four-year term on the board by the Speaker of the House. He takes over the seat previously held by former board member Jay Norris.

About Connect for Health Colorado
Connect for Health Colorado is a public, non-profit entity established by the Colorado General Assembly in 2011 to create a health insurance Marketplace. Since 2013, we’ve been helping individuals, families and small employers compare plans, apply for financial help and buy health insurance. As Colorado’s official health insurance marketplace, we are the only place to apply for financial help to lower the monthly cost of premiums. Customers can shop online; get help by phone or online chat from Customer Service Center representatives; and access expert, in-person help from a statewide network of certified Brokers and community-based Assisters. For more information: ConnectforHealthCO.com