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  • Health Insurance Assistance

     

    Because of new health care laws, you may qualify for free or lower-cost health insurance!
    For more information or to make an appointment, email healthinfo@jeffco.us for a Jeffco Health Coverage Guide or call 303-271-4691.

    Health Care Reform

    The Affordable Care Act External Link Icon puts consumers back in charge of their health care. Under the law, a new “Patient’s Bill of Rights” gives the American people the stability and flexibility they need to make informed choices about their health. 

    Medicaid Expansion

    In January 2014, Medicaid eligibility requirements expanded to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for all individuals. The expansion of Medicaid will allow more than 160,000 Coloradans to gain access to Medicaid. You can access Colorado PEAK to see if you are currently eligible for Medicaid.

    Resource: Who is Impacted by Expanding Medicaid? External Link IconC4HC_120x130A  

    Connect for Health Colorado

    The Health Insurance Marketplace External Link Icon helps people who are not eligible for Medicaid. 

    For coverage starting in 2015, open enrollment begins November 15, 2014 and continues through February 15, 2015.

    Jefferson County is a Certified Connect for Health Colorado Assistance Site and has trained Health Coverage Guides that can assist with a qualifying life event. For more information and to make an appointment with a Health Coverage Guide, call 303-271-4691 or email Connect for Health Colorado

    Important Dates:
    November 15, 2014: Open Enrollment Begins
    January 1, 2015: Coverage Begins (if you enroll by December 15, 2014)
    February 15, 2015: Open Enrollment Ends

    Jefferson County Assistance Sites:
    Jefferson County has a designated Connect for Health Colorado team to assist residents with navigating the marketplace. For more information call 303-271-4691, email healthinfo@jeffco.us, or visit www.connectforhealthco.com

    Jefferson County Human Services
    900 Jefferson County Parkway, Room 160, Golden CO 80401
    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-3:30pm
    Comments: Health Coverage Guide on site and a bank of computers available

    Jefferson County Public Library at Belmar
    555 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood CO, 80226
    Hours: hours vary – please call 303-271-4691 for specific days and times
    Comments: Health Coverage Guide on site and a bank of computers available

    Jefferson County Public Health
    645 Parfet St, Lakewood CO, 80215
    Hours: By appointment only - please call 303-271-4691 for more information
    Comments: Health Coverage Guide on site to work one on one

    Arvada Food Bank
    8555 W. 57th, Arvada CO, 80002
    Hours: hours vary – please call 303-271-4691 for specific days and times
    Comments: Health Coverage Guide on site to work one on one and bank of computers available