This week, we announced that more than 200,000 Coloradans have signed up for a health insurance plan this year. That is a historic number and one I am proud of. We normally don’t see this volume until October. It helps that so many of you have helped to spread the word that our doors are open and the American Rescue Plan has enabled us to offer more financial help than ever before.
As a reminder, we can still use your help reaching your communities and sharing the news about the additional savings available. We assembled an online toolkit that includes brochures, newsletter content and social media posts for you to use to help us share this news.
Standardized Plan Bill Passes
I recently shared that we took a support stance on and testified in support of House Bill 1232. The bill passed in the last few weeks of session. Next, the bill will undergo the rulemaking process, during which Colorado’s insurance commissioner will collaborate with stakeholders to develop the details of the standardized plan. The standardized plans will be offered on our Marketplace, with plan benefits beginning as early as Jan. 2023.
Kevin Patterson, MURP, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Connect for Health Colorado