Tag Archives: Connect for Health Colorado

Health Exchange Considers Raising Fees

Health-Insurance-Rates-294The board of directors of Colorado’s health insurance exchange met yesterday to consider staff proposals for increasing revenue that include securing Medicaid reimbursements and raising administrative fees. Administrative fees are now 1.4 percent of premiums and insurance companies typically pass them on to the consumers who find plans on the exchange. Continue reading

Enrollment Update from Connect for Health Colorado

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Between November 15th and January 31st, around 186,500 Coloradans enrolled in healthcare coverage for 2015, either in private health insurance purchased through the health insurance Marketplace, or with Medicaid or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), according to new data released yesterday by Connect for Health Continue reading

State Health Exchange Repeal Bill Fails

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Legislation to repeal Colorado’s benefit exchange stalled at the Capitol on Thursday after the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee killed House Bill 1066 by a 7-6 vote. Sponsored by Representative Janak Joshi, the bill would have required the dissolution of Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s online marketplace Continue reading

Health Exchange to Mail out New Tax Forms

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Connect for Health Colorado is mailing a new tax form to all of its customers who purchased health insurance in 2014 to assist them in completing their federal income tax filings. The new Form 1095-A, also called a Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, contains information about what those customers paid for health Continue reading

Health Exchange Will be Scrutinized

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado’s new Republican senate majority passed two bills out of the Senate this week to increase scrutiny of executive bonuses at Colorado’s ObamaCare exchange and require a performance audit of the struggling organization. Senate Bill 15-019 sponsored by Senator Sonnenberg passed out of the Senate on a Continue reading

State Health Exchange May get Review

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado is poised to give its health insurance exchange a new review. A Senate committee started work yesterday on a bill to order a more thorough audit for the state-run exchange, called Connect For Health Colorado. The audit was a priority for Republicans last year, but the proposal failed amid concerns that the exchange Continue reading

Connect for Health Encourages Health Plan Shopping on Cyber Monday

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Today is Cyber Monday, and the state health insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado, is urging online holiday shoppers to make a visit to their site for health coverage. The open enrollment period is underway, and Connect for Health says today’s online shopping deals provide a good opportunity for people to Continue reading

Enrollment Numbers Higher in Health Exchange

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Individual insurance sign-ups under Colorado’s health care exchange are running ahead of pace from a year ago, when the marketplace opened for the first time. Connect For Health Colorado announced yesterday that more than 6,000 health and dental insurance plans were sold in the first full week of enrollment for 2015. That’s way Continue reading

Connect for Health Launches Updated Enrollment Site

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Connect for Health Colorado has launched an updated and improved enrollment site for individuals and families shopping for private health insurance in the upcoming Open Enrollment, which begins Saturday. The early opening provides a Pre-Enrollment Preview for Coloradans obtaining coverage through Connect Continue reading

VNA Reps to Answer Health Insurance Questions

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Those who have questions regarding their health insurance can get some advice from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association over the next couple of weeks. The VNA will set up at various locations throughout Moffat and Rio Blanco counties over the rest of the month. The idea is to provide one-on-one consultations Continue reading

Connect for Health Raises Taxes on Exchange Users

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Yesterday morning, the Connect for Health Colorado Board of Directors voted for a $13 million increase in taxes for those insured under the Colorado health exchange to help the exchange make up for a budget deficit. Upon hearing the result of the vote, Congressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) sent a letter to Continue reading

Gardner Urges Hickenlooper to Allow Insurance Companies to Restore Health Plans

gardnerCongressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) sent a letter last night to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper requesting that the state of Colorado allow insurance companies the ability to restore health plans that were cancelled due to the President’s health care law. This request comes as 335,484 Coloradans have received cancellation Continue reading