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Need health insurance? The last day of Colorado’s emergency special enrollment period is Thursday

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Posted at 11:01 AM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 13:01:51-04

Thursday marks the final day to sign up for health insurance through Colorado’s emergency special enrollment period.

In mid-March, as the threat of the novel coronavirus grew in Colorado, the state created this special enrollment period for uninsured people to sign up for health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado. On April 2, the state announced that the deadline, which had originally been set for April 3, was extended until the end of the month.

Coverage begins May 1 for those who enrolled after April 3.

According to Connect for Health Colorado, anybody who doesn’t currently have health insurance, recently lost it or will lose it soon qualifies to sign up in this period.

If you're not sure which plan will work best for you and your family, Connect for Health Colorado offers a cost and plan finder to determine the best plan for you.

This special enrollment period is only available to people who are currently uninsured. Anybody with already-existing plans through Connect for Health Colorado is not able to change plans.

As of April 21, more than 10,000 people had signed up for coverage.

For help, call Connect for Health Colorado at 855-752-6749 or visit its website here.