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Affordable Health Care Act

Connect for Health Colorado offers individuals, families and small employers an online marketplace for health insurance and exclusive access to up-front financial assistance, based on income, to reduce costs. Customers can shop through a website and get expert help in person and over the phone from a network of customer service professionals, including customer service center representatives, health coverage guides and certified health insurance agents and brokers.

Deadline for health insurance to begin on
January 1, 2015 is December 15, 2014      press release -|

Open enrollment extends from November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015
. Whether you are renewing or enrolling for the first time, you must complete enrollment by December 15, 2014, to have coverage January 1, 2015, and avoid a gap in your coverage.

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West Mountain Region Health Assistance Network to host enrollment sessions
Attend a free walk-in enrollment event
November 18
2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Colorado Mountain College
Edwards Campus, Room 203
150 Miller Ranch Road, Edwards
November 19
2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Colorado Mountain College
Aspen Campus, Rm 220
255 Sage Way, Aspen

November 20
2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Glenwood Central Services
802 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs


Health coverage guides
Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with local health coverage guides who can answer questions and provide personalized enrollment assistance. You can also schedule an appointment with a Health Coverage Guide.

The Health Assistance Network provides local, in-person assistance to individuals, families and small businesses looking for health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado. Certified Health Coverage Guides located across the three counties are available to assist with evaluating health plan options, applying for insurance affordability programs and enrolling in health coverage. All health coverage guides are bilingual in English and Spanish and are available by appointment in a variety of locations.

Glenwood Springs: 970-471-3510
Rifle, Parachute: 970-471-6954
El Jebel, Aspen, Basalt: 970-471-3554
Eagle County: 970-471-0672

Community partner sites that will provide space to meet with customers include the local hospitals (VVMC, VVH, GRH, AVH), Mountain Family Health Centers, Mind Springs Health and Pitkin County Health & Human Services.


Where do I apply for health insurance?
To find out if you can get Medicaid or financial assistance to purchase insurance through the Connect for Health Colorado marketplace, apply online, in person, by mail or over the phone. How to apply for the affordable care act Colorado Peak health assistance Connect for Colorado health insurance application

Important dates
Key dates and deadlines for individuals and families:
•     Open Enrollment: November 15, 2014 - February 15, 2015
          - You cannot purchase health insurance after this period unless you have a qualifying life-change event, such as marriage, divorce, having a child, losing your employer-sponsored insurance, or moving to Colorado.
•     Last day to enroll for coverage beginning January 1, 2015, is December 15, 2014. You must pay your first-month's bill by December 25.
•     Last day to enroll for 2015 coverage (absent a life change event): February 15, 2015.


Guides and brokers

Finding and understanding your options is complicated. We suggest Coloradans take advantage of free, in-person help in every county of our state from a statewide network of trained and certified Health Coverage Guides and Brokers. These are experts who can help explain the differences in plans, benefits and costs, and help you through the financial application and enrollment process.

There are more than 1,550 independent brokers and agents, and more than 400 Health Coverage Guides and Certified Application Counselors. To find them in your area (search by zip code) go to http://connectforhealthco.com/help-center/.

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Additional information

What are the departments that manage health insurance and what are their specific duties-|

What to expect after my application is completed-|


Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP) and the Affordable Care Act fact sheet-|

Colorado.gov/Health has answers to questions about the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, Connect for Health Colorado and the individual mandate-|

Connect for Health Colorado marketplace-|


Schedule an appointment with a navigator for help getting health insurance-|

Colorado Geographical Rating Areas-|

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Rifle, CO  81650
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108 8th Street, Suite 300
Glenwood Springs, CO  81601
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