HR update: Loss of Medicaid and/or CHP+ State Medical Coverage


Please disregard this message if you and/or your dependents do not have Medicaid or CHP+ through the State of Colorado. We are providing this notice to all employees, just in case it applies to you and your family.

During the COVID-induced economic downturn, hundreds of thousands of Coloradans lost their jobs and with them, their employer-sponsored health insurance. In total, more than 500,000 Coloradans turned to Medicaid (Health First Colorado) and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (Child Health Plan Plus or CHP+) for health insurance coverage during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

With the end of the public health emergency, Colorado — like all states — has been required to disenroll individuals from Medicaid and CHP+ coverage at their renewal anniversary, if they no longer qualify. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Coloradans have been disenrolled from these safety net coverage programs over the last year because their incomes are too high to qualify at their renewal. This may include some of our employees.

If you and/or your dependents are enrolled in Medicaid or CHP+ and no longer qualify, please reach out to The Department of Human Resources to review next steps. You have only 60 days, from the end date of your insurance with the state, to move from one of their programs to a Regis University medical plan. Loss of medical insurance is a qualifying event. There are some steps that you need to follow, so please be sure to reach out to us as soon as possible so that you are aware of your options.

The state mentioned to be sure to check your mail and email for a letter from the state around your anniversary renewal date. Complete any paperwork, sign it and submit it right away. Please save the document that shows the date the medical coverage ends as you will use this as part of the process to sign up for a Regis University medical plan.

Update your contact information and communication preferences in the Health First Colorado app, at, or through your county.

Please contact Noel or Shelby with any questions. 
Noel Manzanares 
Shelby Burns
Thank you,
Shelby Burns
HR Manager, Total Rewards