Find financial help and get enrolled in health insurance for 2024 during this Open Enrollment.
DENVER - Today, December 6, is Get Covered Colorado Day. This day of action is designed to encourage as many Coloradans as possible to get enrolled in 2024 health insurance during the annual Open Enrollment Period for the individual market (for people that don’t get their insurance through an employer). Open enrollment runs through January 15, 2024, but if people want to have coverage in place for January 1, they will need to enroll by December 15.
In the first weeks of Open Enrollment, which started November 1, thousands of people have already signed up for health insurance for 2024 through Colorado’s official health insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado. And most of those people have qualified for financial help to make that insurance more affordable.
“Having health insurance continues to be a key factor in maintaining your health,” said Colorado Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway. “While Colorado has one of the lowest uninsured rates in the country, there are still people that will need health insurance next year. And with so many types of plans available, including Colorado Option plans which offer high-value services and lower out-of-pocket costs, as well as expanded eligibility for financial assistance, it’s easier than ever to find quality, affordable coverage.”
For Get Covered Colorado Day, community leaders and influencers across the state will be promoting the importance of enrolling in health coverage, but everyday folks can help too by reminding their family, friends and neighbors about open enrollment and encouraging anyone who is uninsured to get help through Connect for Health Colorado in finding financial assistance and getting enrolled in a health plan for the coming year.
Get Assistance from Connect for Health Colorado
Colorado’s health exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, offers people a number of ways to get help with choosing and enrolling in individual health insurance plans, including free in-person and virtual assistance
With the variety of plans for 2024, and all of the available financial assistance, it is important that Colorado consumers take the time to shop and compare plans, as well as determine what, and how much, assistance would be available. Remember, the expanded eligibility for assistance available that was created by the Inflation Reduction Act is still in place, so if it’s been some time since you checked what assistance you might qualify for, it is time to check again at the Connect for Health Colorado’s Quick Cost and Plan Finder Tool. People can also contact Connect for Health Colorado by phone at 855-752-6749.
About the Division of Insurance:
The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), regulates the insurance industry and assists consumers and other stakeholders with insurance issues. Visit doi.colorado.gov for more information or call 303-894-7499 / toll free 800-930-3745.
DORA is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the marketplace and is committed to promoting a fair and competitive business environment in Colorado. Consumer protection is our mission. Visit dora.colorado.gov for more information or call 303-894-7855 / toll free 800-886-7675.