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    Connect for Health Colorado

    NEW! Connect for Health Colorado Opens Health Insurance Marketplace for Individuals, Families and Small Businesses

    Colorado’s new health insurance marketplace for individuals, families and small businesses opened October 1st with the launch of the new shopping website, offering 242 health plans from 11 carriers, and a broad statewide Customer Support Network to personally assist shoppers.

    Individuals, families and small businesses can look at their health insurance options and shop for coverage that will take effect as early as January 1, 2014 if you sign up by December 23. Open enrollment continues until March 31, 2014. Individuals and families can choose from up to 150 private health insurance plans from ten carriers and small employers can create small group plans from up to 92 health insurance plans provided by six carriers. New financial assistance, based on income, will be available to nearly 500,000 Coloradans to reduce costs. Shoppers can buy insurance today and claim a tax credit on their taxes or apply for an advance tax credit to use up-front to reduce the monthly premium.

    From videos to County Snapshots and a tax credit calculator, the Marketplace offers many ways for Coloradans to learn about their options. The new Customer Service Center has expanded hours, so Coloradans can reach a Customer Service Center Representative by phone from 7:00am to 8:00pm, Mondays through Saturdays, at 1-855-PLANS-4-YOU (855-752-6749). On the website, you can locate an Assistance Site near you for in-person assistance, and find a list of more than 1,300 certified licensed health insurance agents and brokers for advice and support.

    The marketplace is a public, non-profit entity that was established by a 2011 state law. More information is available at www.ConnectforHealthCO.com.


    A Jefferson County Connect for Health Colorado Team has been established within Human Services. This team will be assisting Jefferson County residents with navigating the marketplace. For more information and to make appointments call 303-271-4691 or email healthinfo@jeffco.us.

    Jefferson County Human Services
    900 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden CO 80401
    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-3:00pm
    Comments: Health Coverage Guide on site and a bank of computers available

    Jefferson County Public Health
    260 S. Kipling St., Lakewood CO, 80226
    Hours: Every Monday
    Comments: Health Coverage Guide on site to work one on one

    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 to work one on one and bank of computers available

    5400 W. Cedar Ave., Lakewood CO, 80226
    Hours: Every Wednesday
    Comments: Health Coverage Guide on site to work one on one. Open to the public, not just customers of STRIDE

    October 16, 2013

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    Last Updated: 5-29-2014