If you are uninsured in Colorado, you have another option to sign up for Health Protection for 2021. Connect for Health Colorado has opened a special registration window that closely reflects the registration window announced by the Biden Administration for states using HealthCare.gov (DC) and 14 states , including Colorado, operates its own exchanges; the rest of the states use HealthCare.gov).
Colorado’s special registration period began on February 8 and continues through May 15, 2021. Plans selected under this window will take effect on the first of the month following registration.
The registration window is available to anyone who is currently uninsured. It includes people who have non-ACA compliant health coverage, such as fixed benefit plans, care sharing plans or direct primary care plans. Uninsured Colorado does not need a qualifying event to use this special registration period.
Premium subsidies and cost-sharing reductions are available through Connect for Health Colorado, and individuals applying for coverage during this special enrollment period can receive financial aid if eligible.
It is also important to understand that if Congress approves the covid relief measures they have proposed so far, the premium subsidies for 2021 may be larger and available to more people than they currently are. If the legislation is ultimately passed, Colorado residents who are uninsured due to the cost of coverage may find it much cheaper than it was before, and will definitely want to sign up for coverage before the end of the special registration period. So keep an eye on the development of the federal covid relief proposal. Lawmakers hope to approve it and send it to President Biden in mid-March for his signature, but much can happen from time to time.
If you would like to take advantage of this registration period, let us know so we can help you sort through the available options and have your registration sent.