You can apply for financial assistance to help you buy insurance through the Connect for Health Colorado. The 2016 open enrollment period will begin November 1, 2015 and end January 31, 2016.
Outside of open enrollment, you can still shop for insurance but cannot apply for financial assistance to help lower the costs of your plan unless you have a Qualifying Life Event.
In general, health plans paid for before the 15th of the month will take effect on the first of the next month. Health plans paid for after the 15th of the month will take effect on the first of the next following month, (i.e., a plan paid for on January 20, 2016 will become effective March 1, 2016). For more information about the Connect for Health Colorado open enrollment period visit ConnectforHealthCO.com.