Denver Human Services (DHS) offers certified Connect for Health Colorado Health Coverage Guides who are available to help people compare health insurance plans and apply for coverage, and to explain tax credits associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
DHS Health Coverage Guides offer one-on-one guidance and factual information about plans and lend expertise regarding tax credits and how to avoid incurring tax penalties.
“Our health coverage guides are trained and certified to answer questions about health coverage, including Medical Assistance and plans available through Connect for Health Colorado,” Andrea Albo, DHS director of Family & Adult Assistance Programs, said. “They offer a personal and unique touch to assisting our customers and can educate consumers about their options for health coverage.”
“The Affordable Care Act and the Connect for Health Colorado website are new and many people have questions about the health coverage options available to them,” Albo said. “I strongly encourage anyone who has questions about insurance options to meet with one of our Health Coverage Guides. They can walk people through plan options, explain the differences in coverage and answer any questions.”
To avoid incurring tax penalties under the ACA, the last day to secure health coverage is March 31, 2014. After this date, people will only be able to apply for private health coverage due to a life-changing event or during the next open enrollment period for 2015 coverage, which begins Nov. 15, 2014.
DHS Health Coverage Guides are available for one-on-one appointments from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday at a Denver Human Services office located at 1200 Federal Blvd., 3815 Steele St. or 4685 Peoria St. People may drop in for assistance or schedule an appointment by calling 720-944-3666 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Representatives also offer assistance in Spanish.