NOTE: This is the second in a series of Community Columns by expert staff who are implementing health law changes in Colorado.
January 7, 2014
By Antoinette Taranto, Client Services, Eligibility and Enrollment Office Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing. Antoinette has more than 17 years of health policy and administration experience. Her team spearheads the changes to Colorado Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) eligibility rules and systems to comply with state and federal health laws.
Confused about the differences between Medicaid, Child Health Plan Plus, and the private insurance plans you might have through your employer or purchase via Connect for Health Colorado? Find the answers here: “What is the difference between public and private health insurance?”
NOTE: This is the first in a series of Community Columns by expert staff who are implementing health law changes in Colorado.
By Tom Massey, Deputy Executive Director/Policy, Communications and Operations Office Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Are you looking for new health coverage for 2014? Here are the most important dates to keep in mind:
January 1, 2014: Earliest date coverage can begin for newly eligible Medicaid or private health insurance plans purchased through Connect for Health Colorado.
January 10, 2014: Deadline for Connect for Health Colorado customers to make their first month’s premium payment for January 1, 2014 coverage.
January 15, 2014: Deadline to select a private health insurance plan through Connect for Health Colorado that will take effect February 1, 2014.
March 31, 2014: Open enrollment for the Connect for Health Colorado marketplace closes. The next open enrollment period begins November 15, 2014. Medicaid enrollment is year-round with no open enrollment periods.
April 15, 2015: Unless you are exempt, you must provide proof of insurance when filing your 2014 taxes.