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


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 Colorado.gov/HCPF/Apply.

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


2016 Open Enrollment Is Closed

Connect for Health Colorado LogoOpen enrollment for 2016 has now closed, but Coloradans with special circumstances can still buy health insurance.

  • Did you just move to Colorado?
  • Did you have a baby?
  • Did you lose health coverage from an employer or Health First Colorado?
  • Did you turn 26 and are no longer on your parents’ plan?
  • Did you get married or divorced?

These and other “qualifying life events” mean you can still enroll and apply for financial assistance.

For more information go to ConnectforHealthCO.com or call 1-855-PLANS4YOU (855-752-6749).

Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) enrollment is year-round.


Need health coverage for 2016?

Calendar IconDon’t miss a day of being covered! Connect for Health Colorado customers now have until January 31 to enroll in coverage during this year’s open enrollment period. Go to Connect For Health Colorado or Colorado.gov/PEAK to get started!

Are you a current Connect for Health customer? Read about your renewal options.

Don’t know what type of health coverage you qualify for? Go to Colorado.gov/PEAK to find out if you qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program), Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), or financial assistance to purchase private health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado.