We're Here For You, Colorado!

As many Coloradans struggle with job loss resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF) is here to keep Coloradans covered with health insurance through Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+).

It’s critical that Coloradans know they can apply for health coverage at any time and it’s easy to do. Please help us spread the word. The following materials are intended for distribution by our many partners to help us spread the word to Coloradans who need health care coverage, and to help us recruit more health care providers to help serve our more than 1.3 million current members and the more than 500,000 new members we expect to enroll by the end of this year. 

For more information on the anticipated enrollment surge, read the press release.

If you need content or a format type that isn’t listed here, we are happy to customize materials for you. Just email HCPF_Comms@state.co.us. Thank you for helping us ensure all Coloradans have access to health care coverage during this public health emergency and beyond!  

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Do you need health care coverage?  

You’re not alone. Many Coloradans have recently lost their jobs, their health care, or both.  

Any Coloradan who needs health care coverage should apply for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) .

  • You can apply any time of the year 
  • Don’t assume you don't qualify -- there are different eligibility categories for different situations. Health First Colorado and CHP+ cover nearly one in four Coloradans. The only way to know for sure is to apply! 
  • Anyone can apply online at Colorado.gov/PEAK or by phone at 1-800-221-3943 (Press "1" for phone applications) 
  • Want to learn more? Check out our enrollment info (also in Spanish). 

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As Coloradans struggle with record unemployment in the fallout of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing is working to help keep Coloradans covered. The Department’s programs, including Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), covered nearly one in four Coloradans before the COVID-19 pandemic began. The Department anticipates as many as 500,000 more Coloradans will become Health First Colorado or CHP+ members before the end of the year.  

During this pandemic -- which is creating both health risk and increased stress and anxiety -- it is especially important for all Coloradans to have health care coverage. 

“This is not a time for people to be uninsured and Coloradans who’ve lost their health insurance should give Health First Colorado and CHP+ a hard look. Should adults or children become ill or injured, our programs will provide individuals and families peace of mind during this difficult time knowing their health coverage needs can be met,” said Kim Bimestefer, HCPF executive director. 

If you or your loved ones need health coverage, you may qualify for Health First Colorado or CHP+. The best way to find out if you qualify is to apply. Visit CO.gov/PEAK and apply today. There is no enrollment period, so you can apply any time apply online any time -- about 75 percent of people who apply online find out immediately if their coverage is approved. You can also apply by phone, mail or at county offices. Visit CO.gov/hcpf/how-to-apply for more information.  

Connect for Health Colorado
If you don’t qualify for Health First Colorado or CHP+, you may qualify for financial help to purchase private health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado, which is Colorado’s individual and family marketplace exchange.  

Connect for Health Colorado is the only place you can apply for financial help to lower the cost of private health insurance. The financial help you can get to lower your monthly payment is called a Premium Tax Credit.  Information about financial assistance, discounts and tools to help you estimate savings are available at Connectforhealthco.com/financial-help. To learn more or to apply for private health insurance, visit Connectforhealthco.com or call 855-PLANS-4-YOU (855-752-6749) or TTY 855-346-3432.  

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Subject Line: We’re here for YOU, Colorado! 

Do you need health care coverage? You may have options you haven’t considered before. Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) cover over one million Coloradans — nearly one in four Coloradans are Health First Colorado or CHP+ members. 

Apply now! It’s the only way to know for sure if you qualify.  

  • You can apply any time of the year 
  • Don’t assume you don't qualify -- there are different eligibility categories for different situations.  
  • Anyone can apply online at Colorado.gov/PEAK or by phone at 1-800-221-3943 (Press "1" for phone applications) 
  • Want to learn more? Check out our enrollment info (also in Spanish). 

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  • Have you lost your job or your health insurance? You or members of your family may qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) or Child Health Plan Plus. The only way to know for sure is to apply. Visit CO.gov/PEAK today! #hereforyouCO 
  • What do nearly one in four Coloradans have in common? They have health care coverage through Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+). In these tough economic times, more Coloradans than ever qualify. Find out if you do at CO.gov/PEAK. #hereforyouCO 
  • Lost your job? Need health care coverage? See if you qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) today! Visit CO.gov/PEAK. #hereforyouCO
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We’re here for you, Colorado!

Do you need health care coverage? You may have options you haven’t considered before. Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) cover over one million Coloradans.

Apply now! It’s the only way to know for sure if you qualify.  

  • You can apply any time of the year 
  • Don’t assume you don't qualify -- there are different eligibility categories for different situations.  
  • Anyone can apply online at Colorado.gov/PEAK or by phone at 1-800-221-3943 (Press "1" for phone applications) 
  • Want to learn more? Check out our enrollment info (also in Spanish).

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Help Us Spread the Word: Become A Health First Colorado Provider Today! 

The Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) has asked us to help spread the word: we need for more Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) providers to deliver care to Coloradans.

As a result of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department is asking health care providers to join them in ensuring all Coloradans have access to quality health care during this public health crisis by becoming a Health First Colorado provider.

  • Currently, the Department is offering incentives to increase provider enrollment and help provide an important public service. In an effort to increase provider enrollment, the Department is:
  • Allowing temporary enrollment for providers during the federally designated COVID-19 emergency. 
  • Waiving the application fee and fingerprinting process for applicable providers. 
  • Waiving site surveys for applicable providers. 

If you know someone who might be interested in becoming a Health First Colorado provider, please ask them to visit the Provider Enrollment website at co.gov/hcpf/provider-enrollment or call the Provider Services Call Center at 1-844-235-2387, Option 2, then option 5

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  • Facebook Post 1 content: Help us spread the word: Coloradans need you to become a Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) provider today! Go to co.gov/hcpf/provider-enrollment or call the Provider Services Call Center at 1-844-235-2387 , Option 2, then option 5  to learn more #hereforyouCO 

  • Facebook Post 2 content: Coloradans need access to quality health care and they need you now: Become a Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) provider today! Go to co.gov/hcpf/provider-enrollment or call the Provider Services Call Center at 1-844-235-2387 , Option 2, then option 5 to learn more #hereforyouCO 

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  • Twitter Post 1 content: Coloradans need you NOW: Become a Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) provider today! Go to co.gov/hcpf/provider-enrollment to learn more #hereforyouCO #Medicaid #Colorado #HealthFirstColorado

  • Twitter Post 2 content: 1 in 4 Coloradans get care through Medicaid or CHP+ and we need more providers TODAY! Go to co.gov/hcpf/provider-enrollment to learn more #hereforyouCO #Medicaid #Colorado #HealthFirstColorado 

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  • LinkedIn post 1: Did you know nearly one in four Coloradans have health care coverage through Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)? Help us spread the word: We need more providers TODAY to help deliver care to those Coloradans. Go to co.gov/hcpf/provider-enrollment to learn more #hereforyouCO #Medicaid #Colorado #HealthFirstColorado 

  • LinkedIn post 2: The COVID-19 pandemic has left the state with a shortage of Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) providers. Go to co.gov/hcpf/provider-enrollment to learn more about becoming a provider TODAY! #hereforyouCO #Medicaid #Colorado #HealthFirstColorado 

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