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+ at least until February 28, 2018. Additionally, on December 21, 2017, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution that may impact the CHP+ program in Colorado. The Department is analyzing the impact of these state and federal actions. Once the Department’s analysis is complete, the resources and information on CO.gov/HCPF/FutureCHP will be updated to reflect the most current information.
As of today, if Congress does not act, the CHP+ program in Colorado will end no sooner than February 28, 2018. An exact end date for CHP+ is not known at this time because of the potential for legislative action.
If Congress does not act to renew federal funding, what will be the end of CHP+ in Colorado?
As of today, if Congress does not act, the CHP+ program will end no sooner than February 28, 2018. The Department is currently analyzing how the December 21, 2017, federal Continuing Resolution passed by Congress may impact the CHP+ program in Colorado.
Can people still apply for CHP+?
Yes, new applications for CHP+ will 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.
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.
Please send your questions to HCPF_CHPPlusFuture@state.co.us.
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