After a three-day shutdown, the federal government reopened on Tuesday when Congress passed another continuing resolution (CR) that authorizes funding through Feb. 8. The CR included federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years and the President has signed the bill in to law. This means the CHP+ program will continue in Colorado.

This week the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will begin notifying CHP+ members that the program will continue. Additional information will be made available in the coming days on CO.gov/HCPF/FutureCHP.

Important Reminders

  • CHP+ members can continue to go to the doctor and use their benefits.
  • CHP+ children can continue to go to the dentist.
  • CHP+ providers can continue to make and keep appointments with the CHP+ members.
  • If a CHP+ member receives a letter stating it is time to renew their CHP+ benefits, they should follow the instructions in the letter and pay their enrollment fee, if one is owed. If they don’t pay their enrollment fee, they may not have coverage.

Stay Informed

We encourage you to visit CO.gov/HCPF/FutureCHP and sign up for our Future of CHP+ newsletter for updates. Read statements from Governor John Hickenlooper and the Department here.