Health First Colorado and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) members: Learn about IRS Form 1095‑B


Are you covered for 2017?

Mother and newborn baby in hospitalDid 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 Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program), which has open enrollment year-round. And if you make too much money for Health First Colorado, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Health Coverage

What’s a qualifying life event?

What is the open enrollment period for Connect for Health Colorado?

Can I enroll in coverage after the annual open enrollment period has closed?

Is there an open enrollment period for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program)?

What is the difference between public and private health insurance?


Colorado Medicaid Announces Name Change to Health First Colorado

Health First Colorado - Colorado's Medicaid ProgramThe Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has announced that beginning June 27, 2016, the Colorado Medicaid program will become Health First Colorado. The new name reflects the significant improvements that have been made to modernize Colorado’s Medicaid program to better engage members and improve the quality and coordination of care. The Health First Colorado rename has been made possible through grants from the Colorado Health Foundation and Caring for Colorado Foundation. See the new Health First Colorado site for more information.


Missed your chance to enroll in health coverage?

Even if you missed the deadline for private health insurance, you may still be able to get covered.

Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) are free or low cost health insurance programs for Question mark iconColoradans who qualify. Health First Colorado and CHP+ cover doctor’s visit, prescription drugs, trips to the emergency room, vaccinations, and other services to keep you healthy. You and your family can apply at any time for Health First Colorado and CHP+; there is no open enrollment period. The fastest way to apply is online at Colorado.gov/PEAK. To find out more about how to apply go to healthfirstcolorado.com/apply-now/.

If want to buy private health insurance and please contact Connect for Health Colorado’s Customer Service Center at 1-855-752-6749.