The 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.
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 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 12 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?