COL INS Health Plan Enrollment Period

On May 10, COL INS proposed extending special enrollment periods.

  • COL INS proposed amendments to COL INS 4-2-43, health plan enrollment periods.
  • Also published notice of public rulemaking hearing on proposed rule amendments.
  • Proposed Amendments
  • Amends rule regarding enrollment periods for individual and group health benefit plans
  • Applies to all carriers offering individual and/or group health benefit plans in Colorado.
  • Amends requirements for special enrollment periods for individuals who experience triggering events, when carrier must provide a special enrollment period of 60 days.
  • Extends special enrollment period for individuals under section 5.D.4.h.9 from 16 to 20 months, beginning on Apr. 1, 2023 and now extended through Nov. 30, 2024.
  • Adds provision that an individual that becomes eligible for financial assistance and income is expected less than 150% of federal poverty level can enroll at any month.
  • Also adds a provision regarding the circumstances an individual becomes ineligible.
  • Upon adoption, the amended regulation 4-2-43 will become effective on Jul. 30, 2024.
  • Consultation
  • A rule hearing is scheduled for May 30, 2024; comments are due by Jun. 4, 2024.
  • Jun. 2024 COL INS Final Rule
  • On Jun. 11, 2024, COL INS published the final version of Amended Regulation 4-2-43.
  • Rule entitled Enrollment periods relating to individual and group health benefit plans.
  • Creates rules governing enrollment periods for individual/group health benefit plans.
  • The amendments to this regulation shall become effective as of Jul. 30, 2024.
  • Jul. 2024 COL INS State Register
  • On Jul. 10, 2024, COL INS published final rule in State register, in effect Jul. 30, 2024.

Regulators COL INS
Entity Types Ins
Reference COL SR Vol. 47, No. 13, 7/10/2024; RF, 6/11/2024; COL SR Vol. 47 No. 9, 5/10/2024; Citation: COL INS 4-2-43;
Functions Claims/Accelerated Benefits; Compliance; Operations; Product Administration; Sales Practices; Underwriting
Countries United States of America
Products Insurance; Insurance-Health
Regions Am
Rule Type Final
Rule Date 5/10/2024
Effective Date 7/30/2024
Rule Id 211716
Linked to N/A
Reg. Last Update 7/10/2024
Report Section US Insurance

Last substantive update on 07/15/2024