An Authorization Number is used by Connect for Health Colorado to let an individual shop for private health insurance on the Connect for Health Colorado Marketplace with financial assistance (tax credits or cost sharing reductions).
One Authorization Number is issued for each application that is submitted:
- Applied through Connect for Health Colorado or applied any other way and qualifies for tax credits or cost sharing reductions, or anyone that did not qualify for assistance due to being over income and wants to purchase a qualified health plan, and
- Applied after November 9, 2014.
If an application includes both individuals who have been approved for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) or CHP+ and individuals approved for tax credits or costs sharing reductions through Connect for Health Colorado, an Authorization Number will be issued.
If an applicant applied online through Colorado.gov/PEAK and no one on the application qualifies for tax credits or cost sharing reductions, or if the customer did not qualify for any assistance due to being over income and wants to purchase a qualified health plan, then there will not be an Authorization Number issued.
For more information on Authorization Numbers see our Connect for Health Colorado Frequently Asked Questions.