Colorado: Connect for Health Colorado extends COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period deadline to April 30th

As I expected, Connect for Health Colorado, which had originally placed a deadline of April 3rd on their COVID-19-specific Special Enrollment Period, has extended that deadline out until the end of April:

Connect for Health Colorado Extends Emergency Special Enrollment Period until April 30 in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

DENVER — Due to the growing number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and increased need for health coverage, Connect for Health Colorado will extend an Emergency Special Enrollment period for uninsured Coloradans until Thursday, April 30, 2020. 

Since March 20, approximately 5,200 individuals protected their health and safety by signing up for a health insurance plan through this Special Enrollment period. People who enroll during the extended timeframe will have coverage as of May 1. 

“By extending the Special Enrollment period, we are doing our part to help Coloradans get the health coverage they need,” said Chief Executive Officer Kevin Patterson. “If you are experiencing an unexpected loss of health coverage or a change in employment, we are ready to help you explore your options.” 

As a reminder, Coloradans can sign up for a plan throughout the year if they experience other qualifying life change events, including loss of job-based coverage. Individuals may also be eligible to enroll in a new plan if they experience a loss in income. Those who qualify for Health First Colorado (Medicaid) or the Child Health Plan Plus program can enroll online through the PEAK application any time during the year.