What happens if I miss the deadline to shop for coverage?

If you have not enrolled in coverage by the end of Open Enrollment, you generally cannot buy Connect for Health Colorado marketplace health coverage until the next Open Enrollment period for coverage the following year. You may buy Connect for Health Colorado marketplace insurance outside Open Enrollment only if you qualify for a special enrollment period due to a qualifying life event such as marriage, birth or adoption of a child, or loss of other health coverage.

If you do not have health coverage during the year, you may have to pay a fee to the IRS. Find out more information here.