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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Keep an eye out for upcoming changes to Medicaid/CHP+ eligibility

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If you became a member of Health First Colorado—Colorado’s Medicaid program or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) in 2020, you must take action in the coming months to keep your coverage. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 the federal government declared a public health emergency (PHE). The emergency allowed all Health First Colorado and CHP+ members to keep their coverage, regardless of a change in eligibility. When the federal PHE ends in May 2023, all states must review the qualifications of all members of the medical assistance programs.

Look for a renewal packet 60-70 days before your renewal month—the month when your Health First Colorado or CHP+ coverage started.

How to Prepare

You have to respond to letters to see if you still qualify for health coverage. Those letters go to your address or email, so it is important that your contact information is up-to-date, especially if you’ve moved in the last three years. 

Updating your address, phone number, and email is quick and easy. You can update your information in one of these ways: 

  • Visit If you don’t have a PEAK account, you can create one at
  • Use the Health First Colorado app on your phone. This free app is for Health First Colorado and CHP+ members. Download it for free in the Google Play or Apple App stores. 
  • CHP+ members can call 1-800-359-1991 (State Relay: 711). Help is available in multiple languages.

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