Notice of Adoption of Emergency Regulation 21-E-07 - Concerning Establishing a Special Enrollment Period for Enrollment in an Individual Health Benefit Plan

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The Division would like to notify interested stakeholders that the Commissioner of Insurance has adopted the following emergency regulation:

In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency crisis and to align with the federal SEP directed by the President’s Executive Order, the purpose of this emergency regulation is to allow for a SEP in Colorado that allows enrollment in an individual health benefit plan from February 8, 2021, until August 15, 2021.  Beginning April 14, 2021, this emergency regulation replaces Emergency Regulation 21-E-02 (which became effective on February 5, 2021) in its entirety.

The Division of Insurance finds, pursuant to § 24-4-103(6)(a), C.R.S., that immediate adoption of this regulation is imperatively necessary for the preservation of public health, safety, or welfare because allowing individuals not currently enrolled in health benefit plans in Colorado to enroll in a health benefit plan in order to receive coverage in light of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency is imperative to preserve the health of the citizens of Colorado. Therefore, compliance with the requirements of § 24‑4‑103, C.R.S., would be contrary to the public interest.

This emergency regulation, and other Division emergency regulations, can be found on the Division's Emergency Regulations page.

Find additional information on insurance and the COVID-19 public health emergency on the COVID-19 & Insurance page. This emergency regulation can be found under the health insurance tab. 

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