Special enrollment in Colorado’s health insurance exchange ends Thursday

Coloradans can still buy insurance through the state’s health exchange until Thursday, according to the Division of Insurance.

The state’s exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, reopened during the coronavirus outbreak for residents who don’t have health insurance or lost coverage. Health insurance purchased during the extended period will start coverage on May 1, according to the news release.

“In the midst of this pandemic, there are many uncertainties, but what we do know is that people with health insurance will be in a better position to get through this,” said Colorado Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway in a statement. “They are more likely to seek treatment for their medical needs — whether those be chronic conditions or emergency situations like COVID-19.”

Coloradans who have lost their job or have a significant change in income also have a 60-day window to enroll in individual health insurance, according to the news release.

Individuals who want to check their eligibility for assistance and find health plans at ConnectforHealthCO.com or 855-752-6749.

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