April 2nd, 2020 – In response to the Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado’s Division of Insurance extended its emergency Special Enrollment Period through April 30th.
Enrollments by uninsured Coloradans completed by April 3rd will still be eligible for new coverage that begins April 1st. Under the newly revised rules, enrollments by uninsured Coloradans completed from April 4th through April 30th will be eligible for new coverage that begins May 1st.
Colorado’s emergency Special Enrollment Period allows people who do not currently have coverage to enroll in an individual health insurance plan. It applies to uninsured adults and children, even if a spouse or a child’s parent is already insured.
Tax credits to help reduce your monthly premiums are available to those who are eligible. Get a free quote to get help finding the best value on health insurance for your needs. There is no extra cost for broker services.
In another update related to the COVID-19 virus, the Colorado Division of Insurance is requiring health insurance carriers to remove cost sharing on specific services related to COVID-19 including:
- Access telehealth services at no cost
- Refill an additional one-time early refill of any necessary prescriptions
- Access COVID-19 testing at no cost
See the Division of Insurance bulletin for more details and limitations.