Feb. 22, 2024

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Covid-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Unwind 

Colorado has resumed regular eligibility reviews for people with Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) after a 2+ year pause during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). 

PHE Unwind Reporting

Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF) posted its most recent renewal report and summary for members whose coverage anniversary date was in January 2024. PHE unwinding data reports are on the Continuous Coverage Unwind Data Reporting page

The information reported is point-in-time data about renewals as required by federal reporting requirements, and does not include new members coming into the program or those who will take action during the 90-day reconsideration period. Members can return their renewal packet and any missing information to their county for processing within 90 days of losing coverage and ask for retroactive coverage if they experienced a gap. 

Updates to our fiscal years 2023-24 and 2024-25 enrollment forecasts were released on Feb. 15, 2024, leveraging a more expansive PHE-unwind period of insights based on actual renewal data. This updated forecast includes assumptions and learnings on Health First Colorado and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) member demographics and costs. More information about the updated enrollment forecast is on the Unwind Data Reporting page.

Your help is needed to continue supporting members during the PHE unwind

Increase Awareness

You can help us spread the word to Health First Colorado and CHP+ members to prepare for renewals by sharing the messaging in our partner toolkits: Update Your Address and Take Action on Your Renewal. KeepCOCovered.com also includes partner resources and information for those who may need to transition to other coverage. 

Member facing materials are available in English and Spanish and have been transcreated into the top 11 languages spoken by members: Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Dari, Pashto, Russian, Somali, Swahili, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

A few specific ways you can help:

Where to Find More Information

Partners can view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the end of the continuous coverage requirement and return to regular renewal processes and learn more about the renewal process to assist members who may need help.

Members with questions about the renewal process can visit Health First Colorado’s renewal webpage available in English and Spanish

How to Stay Informed

The PHE Resource Center is updated regularly as reports are published and new information about the end of COVID-19 public health emergency and other COVID-19 policy evolves. Previous webinar presentations and recordings are also available.

Thank you for your continued collaboration to Keep Coloradans Covered!

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