Colorado insurance exchange enrollments pass 35,000 mark
DENVER — On the final day for people to buy health insurance online that will take effect on Jan. 1, Colorado’s insurance exchange reported that more than 35,000 people have now bought plans on the site.
And as the deadline nears, the website and the call center that supports it are being overloaded with people looking to secure coverage in time.
As of Saturday, Dec. 21, some 35,363 people had signed up for plans on Connect for Health Colorado.
Officials with the exchange are optimistic they might get past the 40,000 mark by the end of the year.
“We’re really excited about where we are today,” said Lindy Hinman, Connect for Health Colorado’s chief operating officer. “We’re right in line with our targets at this point, which is really exciting. And it’s important to remind people that we still have past Jan. 1 to get people covered.”
Those who purchase coverage after Dec. 23 can still find coverage that kicks in by Feb. 1, 2014.
The open enrollment period will continue through March 31, 2014, the deadline for signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act; after that, many of those who remain uninsured will be subject to fines.AlertMe