Colorado HealthOP, the state’s first statewide nonprofit, is announcing their “Last Call” Campaign due to the deadline for health insurance enrollment coming very soon, March 31st. If you do not sign up for health insurance by the deadline you may not be able to enroll in a plan until 2015. This “Last Call” campaign is a warning to everyone to not wait till the last minute. If you have not enrolled by now and are wanting to apply the tax credit you may be too late. The tax credit process takes up to a week in some cases.
The campaign was kicked off on the 20th of March on the 16th Street Mall in Denver. They set up an education juice bar where juice was handed out by “Bartenders” and “Cocktail Servers” with educational materials to help Coloradoans with their insurance choices.
The Chief Executive of Colorado HealthOP, Julia Hutchins was noted as saying; “When many people hear the words ‘last call’ in a bar setting, they know it’s time to take action. This event is a tongue-in-cheek way to help Coloradans understand that this is truly the last call to buy health insurance in 2014 and after March 31, it is closing time for open enrollment.”
Coloradoans can obtain lots of information from Colorado HealthOP through social media; facebook.com/COHealthOP and on Twitter: @COHealthOP. Through these social media sites you can get answers to some of the questions you may have and also updates on enrollment.
Ms. Hutchins has also commented: “It is a historic time for healthcare. We are committed to helping as many Coloradans as possible get covered.”
Colorado HealthOP have some steps they are suggesting to Coloradoans to insure they get health insurance and most of all what they are looking for:
- Think about what kind of coverage you need. Call 855-697-1652.
- Find out if you qualify for financial help to pay for it.
- Do not wait until the last minute, or you will miss the deadline. Tax credit eligibility can take up to a week to process, so plan accordingly.
- Sign up by March 31 to be covered in 2014 and avoid a tax penalty.