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.
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 Coloradans 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.
- 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.