Connect for Health CO

c4hc_primarylogo_rgbConnect for Health Colorado is a marketplace for individuals, families and small businesses looking to buy health insurance. You can shop with us if you are a Colorado resident, have legal immigration status and need health and/or dental insurance. Small businesses and non-profit organizations with up to 50 employees can also shop here.

Connect for Health Colorado is the only place where Coloradans can access new financial assistance, based on income, to reduce the cost of health insurance. Your new health insurance will begin providing benefits January 1, 2014, if you sign up by December 15. Learn more about your options and eligibility for the new kind of tax credit.

Contact Lori Fennessey today for assistance with reviewing plans and estimates today. 970-390-3706 or


centers_for_medicare_and_medicaid_services_logoMedicaid is a federal/state program, which is state administered, that provides health care for low income families with children and individuals with disabilities.  Each state has its own eligibility requirements that depend on income, age, disability, and medical need.  More than 374,000 Coloradans were receiving health coverage through Medicaid in 2008, representing 8.6% of the state’s population.1

For information regarding Colorado’s Medicaid program, click here.  Then go to Colorado Peak for program eligibility and application kit.

For another good website, click here for information on “How Do I” by the State of Colorado.

CHP+ – Child Health Plan Plus

Child Health Plan Plus is a low cost, public health insurance program for Colorado’s uninsured children and pregnant women who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but cannot afford private health insurance.  For the fiscal year 2008, the monthly CHP+ enrollment was 60,166.2


Medicare is a federally administered health insurance program for people over the age of 65, those under the age of 65 with certain disabilities and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease.  Medicare is paid for through payroll taxes on working Americans, as well as premiums from its members that are based on the type of coverage they have.  It provides comprehensive coverage, including prescription drugs.  Many private insurers offer Medicare supplement plans to cover costs that are not covered under the program, and these plans are heavily regulated in Colorado.  There were 466,900 Coloradans in Medicare in 2008, or 9.6% of the state’s population.3  For Medicare information, go to or visit our Medicare Page.