Health care law says that everyone is required to have health insurance. Colorado’s Medicaid Program (Health First Colorado), Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), and other health insurance programs comply with the law. No one can be refused health insurance by a company because of a pre-existing condition.
- There is an “open enrollment” period every year that sets deadlines to start searching and buying health coverage in November to be signed up by January to comply with the law.
- Qualifying life events may make you eligible outside of the open enrollment period.
- If you qualify for Health First Colorado or CHP+ you can sign up at any time during the year and are not limited to the open enrollment period.
Colorado PEAK is an online service portal that allows you to apply for and manage medical benefits as well as many other State of Colorado benefits like:
- Food Assistance (SNAP)
- Cash Assistance
- Health Care Coverage
- Early Childhood
*The eligibility verification is private and secure and only takes about 15 minutes.
Here you will find helpful information on the types of medical benefits available and how to apply for those benefits using Colorado PEAK.