Colorado to re-open enrollment for individual health insurance

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Coloradans without health insurance will be able to enroll in coverage through the re-opening of enrollment through between Feb. 8 – May 15, due to an Executive Order signed by President Biden on Jan. 28.

Health insurance coverage will begin on the first day of the month following plan selection. This Special Enrollment period is for people who are without health insurance and begins a week earlier than the new enrollment period through the federal exchange.

In Colorado, the annual Open Enrollment for individual health insurance (meaning not from an employer) ended on Jan. 15. Connect for Health Colorado reported that nearly 180,000 Coloradans enrolled in 2021 coverage, which was roughly 8% higher than the enrollment figures for the previous year’s Open Enrollment.

Re-opening the exchanges is an effort to address the high number of uninsured individuals and help people who have lost their employer-based health insurance due to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

San Juan Basin Public Health’s Coverage Guide, Emma Tomlinson will be hosting Zoom presentations to provide information on how to sign up and discuss any recent changes to the coverage.

  • Tues., Feb. 16: 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Tues., March 9: 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Tues., April 6: 6 – 7 p.m.
  • (Dial in to any of these sessions at 1-408-638-0968.)

Contact Emma Tomlinson with any questions at 970-335-2028 or

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