Colorado: 113.8K QHPs, 37.5K Medicaid thru 12/31

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Connect for Health Colorado® and Colorado Medicaid Report Enrollment Gains

Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Curtis Hubbard,, 303-908-2378 (Connect for Health Colorado)
Marc Williams,,  303-866-3144  (Colorado Medicaid)

DENVER, CO – Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 31, more than 151,000 Coloradans enrolled in healthcare coverage for 2015, either in Medicaid, Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) or in private health insurance purchased through the state health insurance Marketplace, according to new data released today by Connect for Health Colorado® and the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.


...The initial six weeks of open enrollment saw a total of 113,864 enrollments in private coverage through Connect for Health Colorado (20,790 people new  to the Marketplace and 93,074 re-enrollments from 2014); 35,981 in Medicaid; and 1,517 in CHP+.  Connect for Health Colorado also enrolled 19,068 individuals in dental plans.

Connect for Health Colorado health plan enrollments increased by 5,787 from Dec. 15 to Dec. 31, 2014. Dental plan enrollments increased by 993 during that period.

Colorado has now reached 59% of their 2015 QHP target (194K), or 55% of my own target for the state (208K).

Also noteworthy: In addition to adding 1,897 new people to the QHP roles since 12/15, CO's renewal number has also gone up another 3,890!

I don't know if this is a case of renewals/autorenewals from before the 15th just having some sort of processing delay or whatever, but it does act as a reminder that there are still a lot of 2014 enrollees who may still trickle in over the next 40 days in addition to the new additions, which should help up the score somewhat.