Have you signed up for health insurance yet? Connect For Health Colorado (ConnectForHealthCo.com) is the state website to sign up for health insurance through the exchange. Enrollment ends March 31. All Americans must have health insurance by then or they pay a fee ($95 OR 1 percent of your income—whichever is greater—in the first year). Picking the right plan and signing up can be a daunting task, but there are many resources to ease the process, including the Front Porch Guide to Health Care. It’s getting easier all the time, according to Cheryl Fleetwood, Stapleton resident and assistant director for the Central Presbyterian Church Health Assistance Site.
Connect For Health Colorado established 55 certified health assistance centers around the state. At no cost, Affordable Care Act-certified guides go over health care options, answer any questions, educate about the exchange and assist in enrolling. By appointment, they also go to small businesses and churches to give presentations about health care options. They can provide mobile enrollment on-site. There are several in-person assistance sites nearby:
be Well at the Stapleton Foundation, 7350 E. 29th Ave. Ste. 300. Open Mon. 12–8pm, Wed. 4–8pm and Sat. 10am–1pm by appointment only. Call 303.468.3220.
be Well at the Hiawatha Davis Rec Center, 3334 Holly St. Open Mon. 4-8pm, Wed. 12–8pm and Sat. 10am–1pm by appointment only. Call 720.865.0590.
be Well at the Moorhead Rec Center, 2390 Havana St. Open Tues. and Thurs. 11am–1pm and Sat. 12–4pm by appointment only. Call 303.326.8315.
Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St. Open Wed. 3–8pm, Fri. 9am–4pm and the third Saturday of each month 9am–4pm. Drop-in or by appointment only. Call 720.891.6994.
Connect For Health Colorado also provides an online chat with a health care expert and a customer service line at 855.752.6749.