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Regular eligibility redeterminations for Health First Colorado (Medicaid) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) in Colorado have begun again for the first time since spring 2020 due to the end of the Public Health Emergency. As Medicaid eligibility redeterminations and terminations begin, HCPF and Connect for Health Colorado are working together to ensure continuity of coverage for those who are determined no longer eligible for Medicaid. Individuals who are no longer eligible for Medicaid can start to lose their coverage as soon as May 31, 2023.

Coloradans who get a notice from the State of Colorado informing them that they no longer qualify for Medicaid should contact Connect for Health Colorado immediately. As a reminder, Connect for Health Colorado is the state’s official health insurance marketplace and the only place where people can apply for financial help to lower the costs of health insurance. Individuals who are terminated from Medicaid and CHP+ have a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) through Connect for Health Colorado where they can sign up for a low-cost plan.

We strongly encourage people in this situation to contact a local Assister or Broker who will review all coverage options and walk them step-by-step through the application for free. Virtual and in-person appointments can be made with an expert here.

You can find more information, outreach materials, and more resources on HCPF’s dedicated Medicaid unwind web page for stakeholders and community partners: HCPF also has social media posts and outreach materials that encourage members to keep their address updated and inform them about the Medicaid renewal process here.

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