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End of the Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

May 11, 2023, marks the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) that began in March 2020.

We created the resources on this page to help community partners, advocates, and stakeholders understand and navigate these important changes.

What does the end of PHE mean for stakeholders and partners?

Addressing COVID-19 remains an important public health priority for Colorado. Over the next few months, we will transition our COVID-19 policies, as well as the current flexibilities enabled by the COVID-19 emergency declarations. Our End of the PHE page details Colorado's changes for Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+).

Overview of End of PHE Provisions

Unwinding Medicaid Continuous Coverage

Health First Colorado and CHP+ have returned to normal eligibility renewal processes. Noticing began in March of 2023 for renewals due May 2023. HCPF will take 12 months (14 months including noticing) to complete renewals for each of the approximately 1.7 million people currently enrolled.

Understanding the Renewal Process: A Guide For Our Partners

County and Eligibility Site Resources

Outreach Resources - Toolkits

HCPF encourages partner organizations to use these messages on their social media platforms to:

  • ensure eligible members can keep their health coverage and
  • tell people who no longer qualify where they can go for affordable coverage resources.

Members can find out their renewal dates and access more information at hfcgo.com/renewals.

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