Update: Enrollment Deadline Today

CONTACT:
Ben Davis, ben@onsightpa.com, 303-522-6790

DENVER, CO – Between October 1 and December 21, more than 35,000 Coloradans have signed up for private health insurance that takes effect January 1, 2014. Today is the deadline to complete the sign up process for January 1, 2014, coverage. Open enrollment continues until March 31, 2014.

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“We appreciate the strong interest among Coloradans to purchase health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado and we are focused on supporting all of our customers to complete their enrollments,” said Patty Fontneau, CEO of Connect for Health Colorado. “We also want Coloradans to know that they can sign up until January 15 for February 1, 2014, coverage and ongoing until March 31, 2014.”

Coloradans who complete their sign up process and select plans by today will receive invoices from their chosen carriers and will need to make their first month’s premium payment by January 10, 2014. Enrollments are not complete until carriers receive their first payment. Customers who access medical care after January 1 but have not paid their premium yet may need to pay for the services and then submit a claim after their payment is received. Connect for Health Colorado is working closely with carriers to support customers through this process to ensure coverage for January 1, 2014.

Connect for Health Colorado has been open since October 1 and operates with separate technology and customer service operations from the federal marketplace, healthcare.gov. Connect for Health Colorado is open to individuals, families and small businesses, offering health insurance options. Individuals and families can choose from up to 150 private health insurance plans from ten carriers and small employers can create small group plans from up to 92 health insurance plans provided by six carriers.

The Customer Service Center is open from 7 am to midnight today and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Customer Service Center will be closed on Christmas and will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. More information is available at www.ConnectforHealthCO.com.

Key Dates

December 23, 2013 – Deadline to complete the sign-up process for January 1, 2014 coverage

January 1, 2014 – Coverage begins for customers who signed up by December 23

January 10, 2014 – Deadline to make first month’s premium payment for January 1, 2014 coverage

January 15, 2014 – Deadline to complete the sign-up process for February 1, 2014 coverage

February 15, 2014 – Deadline to complete the sign-up process for March 1, 2014 coverage

March 31, 2014 – Open enrollment for Connect for Health Colorado ends