What happens if I no longer qualify for Health First Colorado or CHP+ coverage?

If you no longer qualify for Health First Colorado or CHP+, you have a limited amount of time to apply for other coverage. The time you have to apply for new coverage, known as a “special enrollment period,” changes depending on the coverage provider.

Other health coverage options include:

  • Coverage through your employer. Check with your employer to learn about options, rules and deadlines.
  • Coverage through a family member’s health insurance, such as a spouse, or parent if you are 25 or younger
  • Coverage through Connect for Health Colorado (Colorado’s official health insurance marketplace). You might qualify for financial assistance to reduce the cost of your premium.
    • To get free help enrolling in Connect for Health Colorado coverage, reach out to a certified assister online or by calling 855-752-6749. TTY: 855-346-3432
  • Coverage through Medicare for people age 65 or older or people under 65 with certain disabilities or end-stage renal disease. If you need help finding a plan, contact the Colorado State Health Insurance assistance Program (Colorado SHIP, a Medicare assistance program) at 888-696-7213.
  • Coverage for active or former military, naval, or air service through Tricare (active) or VA (veterans).

If you no longer qualify because you missed the deadline to respond, you can reapply for Health First Colorado.
To get free help filling out an application for Health First Colorado or CHP+ coverage, or to learn about other coverage options, call and make an appointment at a certified application assistance site.

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