Colorado says "to heck with it", bumps out their January coverage deadline until 12/18 as well

via Connect for Health Colorado:

Connect for Health Colorado Extends Enrollment Deadline for January Coverage to Dec. 18, 2019 

DENVER –  To help as many people as possible get Jan. 1, 2020 coverage, Connect for Health Colorado is pleased to announce that the deadline to get coverage on Jan. 1 has been extended. Coloradans have until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday Dec. 18, 2019 to sign up for a health insurance plan that starts on Jan. 1, 2020.

To sign up for coverage that begins Jan. 1, 2020, Coloradans must take the following steps: 

1. Complete an application and select a health insurance plan online at, over the phone at 855-752-6749, or by working with a certified enrollment expert by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

2. Call our Customer Service Center at 855-752-6749 and say, "I would like Jan. 1, 2020 coverage." Individuals and families who sign up online after the Customer Service Center closes must call and place the request for January coverage on Thursday Dec. 19, 2019 before 6 p.m.

Customers who complete an application but do not follow the above steps will receive a Feb. 1, 2020 effective date of coverage.

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