I recently started getting health insurance through my job. Do I need to cancel my Health First Colorado coverage?

No, you do not have to cancel your Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) coverage, but you do need to tell us if your income has changed. If your income has changed since you applied for Health First Colorado it is important that you update the income we have on file for you. You can update your income, contact information, job information, and other information by logging on to your PEAK Account at Colorado.gov/PEAK to report a change. You can also report a change to your local County Human Services Office or a Medical Assistance Site in your community.

After you tell us what your new income is, we check to see if you still qualify for Health First Colorado.

  • If you do still qualify for Health First Colorado then you do not have to do anything. Depending on your income, you can still qualify for Health First Colorado even if you have private health insurance through your employer. If you have both private health insurance and Health First Colorado, your private health plan will pay your medical costs first, and then what is left over may be covered by Health First Colorado. If you still qualify for Health First Colorado, but do not want Health First Colorado coverage, you can contact your local County Human Services Office and ask them to close your case.
  • If you no longer qualify for Health First Colorado you will get a letter in the mail that states your Health First Colorado benefits are ending. The letter will tell you the date that your benefits will end as well as how you can appeal the decision if you do not agree.
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