More than 100000 Coloradans Enroll For Private Health Plans

Dec 17, 2014

Credit connectforhealthco.com

According to the latest data, more than 100,000 Coloradans have sign up for private health insurance through the state’s exchange.  

Open enrollment for Connect for Health Colorado started last month.

As of Monday, more than 136,000 residents have signed up for coverage.

Breaking down those numbers, more the 27,000 people enrolled for Medicaid and 932 signed up for CHP+, the state’s health plan for low-income children and pregnant women.

The exchange has also seen more than 108,000 enrollments in private insurance plans.

Eve Buckmelter is a health coverage guide in Grand Junction.

She says it’s been challenging to use Connect for Health's online system.

"Unfortunately the system has had certain glitches," Buckmelter says. "And while we have been able to enroll some there are others because of technical issues we have not been able to enroll."

Because of these technical problems, Connect for Health says it will work with anyone who started the enrollment process by Dec. 15 to make sure they get coverage starting Jan. 1.

Additionally, people still have time to sign up for a plan. Open enrollment ends Feb. 15.