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Larimer Health Connect offers free help

Special health insurance enrollment period ends Aug. 15, 2021

People who are currently uninsured have a limited-time opportunity to sign up for a Connect for Health Colorado marketplace health plan through Colorado’s special Uninsured Enrollment Period—which ends August 15—for those without insurance or who may have lost their health insurance due to COVID-19. Larimer Health Connect’s team of knowledgeable Health Coverage Specialists are holding free appointments, mainly by phone or video chat, to help people find the best options for health insurance that meets their family’s needs and budget; find out if they are eligible for financial assistance; assist with enrollment; and understand their new coverage. Limited, in-person appointments are available at Larimer Health Connect’s Old Town Fort Collins office for those without a computer or internet access.

“Many people are shocked to find that there are quality health insurance options available at much lower cost than they would have expected,” says Rosie Duran, program coordinator for Larimer Health Connect.

Larimer Health Connect can also help qualifying individuals sign up for Health First Colorado (Medicaid) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) throughout the year. Health Coverage Specialists can help people sign up for a marketplace plan, or change their current plan, anytime during the year if they experience qualifying life change events, including loss of job-based coverage and certain family and income changes.

For information or to schedule a free appointment, call 970-472-0444 or visit