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Did you know that most Americans must have health insurance now or pay a penalty?
If you don’t have health insurance, you could be eligible for Medicaid, which has open enrollment year-round. And if you make too much money for Medicaid, the Connect for Health Colorado marketplace can help you learn if you qualify for federal assistance. Open enrollment at Connect for Health Colorado starts November 1, so now is a great time to start researching your options.
Ready to get covered? Learn about your options on our I Need Health Insurance page.
After January 31 you won’t be able to get financial assistance at Connect for Health Colorado until the next open enrollment period unless you have a qualifying life event. See the FAQs below for more details:
On July 10, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began mailing letters to individuals who received an Advance Premium Tax Credit (APTC) in 2014 but who have not yet filed their 2014 taxes.
If you received a letter (see an example) from the IRS stating “Our records show that you did not file a 2014 tax return to reconcile advance payments of the Premium Tax Credit” or a variation:
- According to the IRS, if you already filed your 2014 taxes, you do not need to do anything and can ignore the letter.
- If you did not file taxes for 2014, you should file a tax return with Form 8962 as soon as possible.
- File even if you normally do not file taxes, as this could impact your ability to auto-renew your coverage.
- Use Form 1095-A to file.
- If you need a copy of your 1095-A form, contact Connect for Health Colorado.
For more information, see Connect for Health Colorado’s Tax Info page.
Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), Colorado’s low-cost health insurance program for children and pregnant women, has an all-new home page and a new address for in-person assistance.