Certified Application Counselor Program

The Connect for Health Colorado Certified Application Counselor (CAC) Program was established in the summer of 2013 to provide training to organizations throughout the state to help Coloradans apply for financial assistance and health insurance through the Marketplace. The selected organizations will not be funded through Connect for Health Colorado, but will be provided with certified training to assist their customers with the application process. The Certified Application Counselor program is now open for new applicants and is implemented in compliance with the recently revised 45 CFR § 155.225.  All Designated Organizations are expected to maintain compliance with 45 CFR § 155.225 as well.

As part of the Certified Application Counselor Program, Connect for Health Colorado designates organizations that agree to certify staff or volunteers to perform the duties of Certified Application Counselors. These Designated Organizations must:

  1. Submit a Designated Organization application for approval by Connect for Health Colorado, including all required back-up documentation.
  2. Sign the Certified Application Counselor Program Designated Organization Agreement with Connect for Health Colorado and submit with the application.  Only organizations will be designated.  We do not accept applications from individuals.
  3. Successfully complete mandatory training. Information on the training will be forwarded to the organization upon approval of their application.

The application process for new organizations is now open. Please click on the below links to download and review the program documents. Instructions for submitting the completed application and agreement are included on the application.

Existing Certified Application Counselor designated organizations are currently undergoing the annual re-designation process. A list of these organizations is below.

Aspen Valley Hospital
Bayaud Enterprises
Chamberlin Edmonds
Clinica Family Health
Colorado Access
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Colorado Plains Medical Center
Community Health Clinic/Dolores County Health Association
Custer County Medical Center
Gunnison Valley Hospital
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center
Idea Forum
Kaiser Permanente
Midland Group
Montrose Memorial Hospital
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Northside Child Health Center
Peak View Behavioral Health
Peak Vista Community Health Center (formerly Plains Medical Center)
Platte Valley Medical Center
Prowers County
Pueblo Community Health Center
Sheridan Health Services
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
Sunrise Community Health
Tri-County Health Department
University of Colorado Hospital System
Universal Health Services, Inc.
Uncompahgre Medical Center
Ute Mountain Ute Health Center
Valley View Hospital
Weld Adolescent Resources
Worklife Partnership

For more information, please email us at [email protected] or call, Kevin Finder, the Program Coordinator, at (720) 496-2547.