Connect for Health Colorado reminds Friday Health Plan enrollees they have to pick a new plan by August 31st to avoid a coverage gap

via Connect for Health Colorado:


  • So far, about 46 percent of these customers have picked a new plan*

DENVER— Friday Health Plans customers have about two and half weeks* to choose a new health insurance plan before their current health insurance coverage ends. Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s official health insurance marketplace, is urging Friday Health Plans customers to sign up for a new plan before the end of the month to avoid a gap in coverage.

*Note that this press release was issued 9 days ago, so CO Friday enrollees actually only have 8 days left.

Through July 2023, there were roughly 24,500 Friday Health Plan enrollments on Connect for Health Colorado’s marketplace and an additional 700 Friday Health Plans enrollments on Colorado Connect, its public benefit corporation and online platform. As of August 14, about 46 percent of those marketplace customers have successfully re-enrolled in a new plan, and about 37 percent of those Colorado Connect customers have re-enrolled.

“We understand that having to switch plans mid-year can mean major disruption to your health care access and finances. That’s why we’re reaching out to our customer base to ensure they have proper guidance and are mobilizing our network of certified Brokers and Assisters to help people stay covered,” said Connect for Health Colorado’s CEO, Kevin Patterson. “I implore Friday Health Plans customers to contact us or their certified Broker right away. We have free, expert help and guidance—you don’t have to go this alone.”

Last month, the Colorado Division of Insurance announced that it had asked the courts to move Friday Health Plans into liquidation, ending coverage for all Friday Health Plans customers on August 31, 2023.

When to Enroll

Friday Health customers have until October 31, 2023 to enroll in a new plan. However, they must sign up for a new health insurance plan by the end of August to prevent a gap in coverage.

  • If you enroll before August 31st, your new plan coverage starts September 1st
  • If you enroll anytime in September, your new plan coverage starts October 1st
  • If you enroll anytime in October, your new plan coverage starts November 1st

For Help and Questions

Connect for Health Colorado offers free enrollment assistance from certified Brokers and community-based Assisters. A certified Broker can review plan options, give advice, check networks, and suggest a new plan. Find a Broker or visit an Enrollment Center near you.

Connect for Health Colorado and the Division of Insurance have created this list of Frequently Asked Questions for Friday Health customers.