Did you just lose your job or have a loss of income? – You qualify for lower or no health insurance monthly payments (premiums).

  • If you have a plan on Connect for Health Colorado, you need to go to your online account and adjust your income.
  • If you just lost your insurance from your employer, we encourage you to shop your options. Don’t just take the COBRA plans without shopping. FIRC’s Health Navigators can answer questions or help you shop plans.
  • If you are no longer earning any income, you will typically be able to qualify for Medicaid. Please call and talk with a FIRC Health Navigator.
  • Call 970-262-3888 for questions or to make a phone appointment with a FIRC Health Navigator.


Health First Colorado - Medicaid

Low-cost insurance for children, individuals and families
Health First Colorado, Colorado’s Medicaid Program, is free or low cost public health insurance for Coloradans who qualify. Health First Colorado can cover your doctor visits, emergency care, preventative care such as screenings and immunizations, and other procedures and treatments. Coloradans who made too much money to qualify in the past, but not enough to pay for their own health insurance may now qualify for Health First Colorado. This new coverage could help restaurant workers, housekeepers, home health aides, child care workers and many other workers.
 Low-income adults without children will be guaranteed coverage through Health First Colorado in every state without need for a waiver, and parents of children will be eligible at a uniform income level across all states. Health First Colorado and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility and enrollment will be much simpler and will be coordinated with the newly created Affordable Insurance Exchanges.
Health First Colorado Household Income Limits
Family Size Adults Children Pregnant Women
1 $1,337 $1,428  $1,960
2 $1,800 $1,922 $2,639
3 $2,264 $2,417 $3,319
4 $2,727 $2,911 $3,998
5 $3,190 $3,406 $4,677

Items to Bring to your Appointment (please bring as much as possible)

  • Birth certificates or passports for all applicants
  • Applicant/non-applicant address information (Document has to have the address on it, PO Boxes will not be considered.
  • Social security number for all applying
  • Government Identification – Driver’s license, etc.,
  • Pay stubs of all dependents, spouse and applicant (at least the last 3 months)
  • W-2 forms (if self employed you should bring your W-9)
  • Verification of other income (pension, retirement, investments, etc.)
  • Information about current health insurance (if applicable)
  • Information about job-related insurance you may qualify for (even if you’re not enrolled for it.)