Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) Member Letters

Updated December 28, 2017
 
Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is low-cost public health insurance for children and pregnant women who qualify. It is for people who earn too much to qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program), but not enough to pay for private health insurance. CHP+ is paid for by a combination of state and federal funding. For CHP+ to continue in Colorado, Congress must pass a law to renew federal funding for the program.
 
On December 21, 2017, the Joint Budget Committee approved Governor John Hickenlooper's request for one-time, short-term funding to extend funding of CHP+ through February 28, 2018, if Congress does not act to renew federal funding. 
 
The Department is currently analyzing whether the recent federal Continuing Resolution will have any impact on the possible end date of the CHP+ program in Colorado. Once the Department’s analysis is complete, the resources and information on this page will be updated to reflect the most current information.
 
Stay Informed
We encourage you to visit this page and sign up for our Future of CHP+ newsletter for updates. 
 
If Congress does not act to renew federal funding, what will be the end of CHP+ in Colorado?
As of December 28, 2017, if Congress does not act, the CHP+ program will end February 28, 2018. The Department is currently analyzing whether the recent federal Continuing Resolution will have any impact on the possible end date of the CHP+ program in Colorado.
 

Can individuals still apply for CHP+?
Yes, new applications for CHP+ will be continue to be accepted. 

 
Will there be any changes to CHP+ benefits or eligibility in February?
No, there will be no changes to CHP+ benefits or eligibility in February 2018. CHP+ members should continue going to the doctor, and CHP+ kids should continue going to the dentist.
 

Will CHP+ redetermination packets stop going out?
No, redetermination letters will continue to be mailed and processed in January and February 2018. This information is needed to accurately determine the members' eligibility.

 
Do CHP+ members still need to pay the enrollment fee?
Yes, CHP+ members who owe an enrollment fee, need to continue to pay the fee by the deadline listed in their letter.
 
 
 
This page contains copies of correspondence to CHP+ members about the potential end of the program. New letters will be added as they become available.   

Informational Notice sent in late November 2017
This letter told members:

  • CHP+ may end January 31, 2018 if Congress does not act,
  • they can continue to use their CHP+ benefits, and
  • they will receive a CHP+ coverage termination notice at the end of December 2017, if Congress does not act.

Sample Informational Notice to CHP+ Members in English 

Sample Informational Notice to CHP+ Members in Spanish 

Eligibility Termination Notice indicating CHP+ Coverage Termination

This letter will be sent if the CHP+ program is ending. As of December 28, 2017, CHP+ will end February 28, 2018, if Congress does not renew federal funding for the program.
This letter:

  • is the official notification to CHP+ members that their coverage will end if Congress does not act by that time, and
  • tells members if they qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) or financial assistance to help purchase private health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado.

Termination Notice in English--Coming Soon!

Termination Notice in Spanish--Coming Soon!

A special cover letter will accompany the Termination Notice to help members understand the information--Coming Soon!