The state of Colorado is working hard to ensure that those effected by COVID-19 have all the necessary supports possible. 

Below are resources to help guide you through the processes of applying for Medicaid, Medicare, and Unemployment. You can also find information on purchasing insurance through Connect for Health Colorado.

MEDICAID ENROLLMENT:

Apply Onlinewww.healthfirstcolorado.com
Apply by Phone: 1-800-221-3943 / State Relay:711
Apply by Mail: If you want to fill out a paper application and mail it in, print out one of the applications below. You can also drop it off at your county of residence’s local county office or at a local application assistance site.
**Download and Print Paper Applications
Apply In Person: 
Apply in person at your county of residence’s local county office or at a local application assistance site.
**Download and Print Paper Applications

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Coverage and Benefits Related to COVID-19 Medicaid and CHIP

UNEMPLOYMENT ENROLLMENT:

We understand that it may be difficult to file for unemployment at this time, however, Governor Polis has put in place an Executive Order to direct $1 million in funding to “improve and expedite services available to individuals applying for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits to promote the economic stability of the State.”

VISIT THIS SITE TO LEARN MORE & APPLY: www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/information-and-resources-coronavirus
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Because of the high volume of claims, we are asking that you help us help you and our greater community.
**If you need to file an unemployment claim and your last name begins with the letter A – M, file a claim on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or after 12 noon on Saturday.
**If you need to file an unemployment claim and your last name begins with the letter N – Z, file a claim on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or before 12 noon on Saturday.

 

HEALTH INSURANCE OPEN MARKET ENROLLMENT:

Special Enrollment Period for Colorado’s Official Health Insurance Marketplace
*This site offers information for those who are looking for private health insurance. The enrollment period lasts from March 20 – April 3, 2020. Coloradans who are currently uninsured or about to lose coverage due to COVID-19 are able to purchase health insurance that starts April 1, 2020.
Purchase Health Insurance Herehttps://connectforhealthco.com/

 

UPDATES FROM THE DIVISION OF HOUSING:

Eviction Protection for Individuals and Families
Assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare or other essential services
Colorado Department of Local Affairs Website