Health Insurance Literacy

The Health Insurance Literacy program provides free assistance to La Plata, San Juan and Archuleta County residents concerning the Colorado Health Insurance Marketplace in response the Affordable Care Act requirement for insurance coverage.

Health Coverage Guides can assist over the phone or one on one with basic questions, or with filling out the online application. Guides can also assist with questions regarding federal tax credits.


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Insurance is complicated. That’s why Connect for Health Colorado offers a state-wide network of certified experts who can help you complete your application in person and for free.

Health Coverage Guides are available at San Juan Basin Public Health to provide education about affordable health insurance to their respective communities. While they can’t make specific plan recommendations, these trusted experts can help you enroll and apply for financial assistance to lower your costs. They are also very experienced in helping with complicated situations such as when one family member receives public assistance while the others do not.

Health Coverage Guides help clients determine if they are eligible for tax credits to lower monthly premiums, as well as obtaining health insurance so as to avoid tax penalties for being uninsured.

Tax Form 1095-A

The information on Form 1095-A will help you report your health insurance coverage and any financial assistance you may have received last year to the IRS. Be sure to keep the document in a safe spot you can easily access when you prepare your 2016 taxes.

Monthly Tip

Each month our Lead Health Insurance Guide shares helpful information on obtaining or keeping coverage.

Open Enrollment Period

The next Open Enrollment Period begins in November of 2018.

Future of Health Coverage

For the most recent information on health coverage changes in Colorado, visit Connect For Health Colorado.