Colorado: C4HCO announces 153,000 QHPs thru 12/18; you still have until 1/15 to #GetCovered!

via Connect for Health Colorado:

More than 153,000 Coloradans Enrolled in Health Insurance So Far; Less than Four Weeks Remain to Enroll for 2020 Coverage

DENVER — More than 153,000 Coloradans signed up for a health insurance plan through Connect for Health Colorado’s Marketplace by Dec. 18, 2019. Approximately 68 percent of applicants qualify for financial help to lower monthly premium costs.

“I am encouraged by the pace of sign-ups so far,” said Connect for Health Colorado® CEO Kevin Patterson.  “However, it’s not too late to get covered for 2020. I urge you to take advantage of the final deadline and all the support we offer by visiting our site, giving us a call, or finding local help in your community.”

The Open Enrollment period in Colorado ends Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Residents who sign up for a health insurance plan by the deadline will receive a Feb. 1, 2020 coverage start date.

Outside of the Open Enrollment period, Coloradans can only sign up for a health insurance plan through the Marketplace if they experience a “Qualified Life Event,” like losing job-based insurance, losing Medicaid, or certain family changes.

OK, that's 153K through 12/18. Last year, Colorado's final total came in at just over 170,000, so they're around 90% of the way towards beating 2019.

For what it's worth, they're actually slightly behind last year as of the same point, when the exchange reported 156,000 enrollees as of 12/15. So they have three days fewer left to enroll 3,000 more people.