Welcome to CoveredHQ, a one-stop-shop where health coverage guides and other stakeholders can find resources on health insurance literacy!

Resources are organized based on when to use them with consumers — when they’re uninsured, applying for coverage, shopping for coverage, using coverage, at tax time, or renewing coverage. CoveredHQ is operated by the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI). These initial materials have been sent to CCHI by various enrollment stakeholders, but more will be added. Posting of materials does not indicate an endorsement. To help make CoveredHQ more comprehensive, please email additional materials to Adam Fox at afox@cohealthinitiative.org.

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Applying for Coverage

  • Subsidy Calculator

    By Kaiser Family Foundation

    Kaiser Family Foundation advanced premium tax credit calculator. Includes some explanation of cost-sharing reductions if applicable.

  • Why Getting Health Insurance Matters for Latinos

    By Families USA

    Families USA one-pager to help convey the value of health insurance for Latinos based on health disparities.

    Disparities Screenings_infographic_final_web

  • In the Loop: Cost Sharing Reductions

    By In the Loop (Community Catalyst & NHeLP

    In The Loop-CSR: An explainer of cost sharing reductions and their impact to out-of-pocket costs for consumers.

  • In the Loop: Catastrophic Plans

    By In the Loop (Community Catalyst & NHeLP

    In The Loop-Catastrophic Plans: An explainer of catastrophic plans and who qualifies for them.

  • Applying for a Marketplace Plan if You Can Get Health Insurance Through Your Job

    By Families USA

    Explains the connection between job-based coverage and getting financial help through the marketplace.

  • CoveredU.org

    By CCHI

    Interactive online guide to applying for and using coverage.

    Available in Spanish.

  • Affordable Health Insurance Options for Immigrant Families

    By CCHI, Servicios de la Raza, Adelante con la Salud, Claro

    Infographic outlines health insurance options for individuals based on immigration status.

    Available in Spanish.

Shopping for Coverage

  • Out-of-Pocket Cost Calculator

    By Putting Patients First

    This website tool allows you to put in basic information to estimate out-of-pocket costs with health insurance in a given year.

  • Marketplace Plan Comparison Worksheet

    By Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

    Worksheet developed for assisters to use when helping consumers evaluate their options and select a plan.

  • In the Loop: Cost Sharing Reductions

    By In the Loop (Community Catalyst & NHeLP

    In The Loop-CSR: An explainer of cost sharing reductions and their impact to out-of-pocket costs for consumers.

  • Subsidy Calculator

    By Kaiser Family Foundation

    Kaiser Family Foundation advanced premium tax credit calculator. Includes some explanation of cost-sharing reductions if applicable.

  • Understanding Healthcare Costs

    By The Consumer Reports

    An animated video defines healthcare terms and explains the basics of healthcare costs.

    Available in Spanish.

  • Why Getting Health Insurance Matters for Latinos

    By Families USA

    Families USA one-pager to help convey the value of health insurance for Latinos based on health disparities.

    Disparities Screenings_infographic_final_web

  • Understanding the Differences Between Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Plans

    By Families USA

    A fact sheet that explains the basic differences between the different levels of health insurance plans offered through the marketplace.

  • In the Loop: Catastrophic Plans

    By In the Loop (Community Catalyst & NHeLP

    In The Loop-Catastrophic Plans: An explainer of catastrophic plans and who qualifies for them.

  • Health Insurance Explained: The YouToons Have it Covered

    By Kaiser Family Foundation

    A introductory video explaining the basics of health insurance including terms, networks, and out-of-pocket costs.

    Available in Spanish

  • Choosing the Health Plan That's Right for You

    By Families USA

    An introduction to the things consumers need to consider when shopping for and selecting a plan.

  • CHAMPS Health Insurance Literacy Resources

    By CHAMPS

    Link to several health insurance literacy resources from CHAMPS (Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains State).

  • Buying Children's Dental Coverage through Connect for Health

    By CCHI

    A fact sheet to explain how to purchase pediatric dental coverage through Connect for Health Colorado.

  • CoveredU Infographics

    By CCHI

    Downloadable infographics of CoveredU.org website content.

  • CoveredU.org

    By CCHI

    Interactive online guide to applying for and using coverage.

    Available in Spanish.

  • Health Insurance Basics: Key words and phrases

    By Families USA & NCLR

    Bilingual health insurance basics print resource.

    Health Basics_English

    Health basics_Spanish

  • Enrollment Assistance Tools

    By Consumer Reports

    A series of enrollment assistance materials help consumers understand how to use and shop for health insurance.

    Available in Spanish.

  • Aggregate vs. Embedded Deductible – What Is the Difference?

    By CoverYoungPeople.com

    Summarizes the difference between aggregate and embedded deductibles.

Tax Time

Uninsured

  • Getting Financial Assistance to Pay for Health Insurance

    Explains how consumers can qualify for financial help to get covered.

  • HealthCare.gov Glossary

    By CMS

    Definitions of health insurance terms.

    Available in Spanish.

  • Navigator Resource Guide

    By Center on Health Insurance Reforms

    Allows for navigators to answer many common questions based on four different coverage groups: individuals without coverage, individuals with coverage, coverage for employers, and post-enrollment issues.

  • CoveredU Infographics

    By CCHI

    Downloadable infographics of CoveredU.org website content.

  • Connect for Health Colorado Tax Credit Estimator

    By Connect for Health Colorado

    An interactive calculator that estimates how much financial help individuals and families can receive.

  • Affordable Health Insurance Options for Immigrant Families

    By CCHI, Servicios de la Raza, Adelante con la Salud, Claro

    Infographic outlines health insurance options for individuals based on immigration status.

    Available in Spanish.

  • Blue Guide to Resources for the Uninsured

    A Colorado mapping tool to health services locations that serve the uninsured by zip code/address.

  • Calculator: See What You Qualify For

    By Get Covered America

    This embeddable calculator helps individuals and families determine their expected monthly premium payment based on basic information entered and identifies whether they may be eligible for health insurance coverage programs outside of the marketplace. When appropriate, individuals are connected to their state’s marketplace to start the application process.

    Available in Spanish.

  • ACA Options - Brochure

    By The Piton Foundation

    Helps to educate Coloradans about their coverage options under the Affordable Care Act.

    Available in Spanish.

Using Coverage

  • My Medicaid Benefits

    By Colorado Covering Kids and Families

    Brochure for assisters to give to newly enrolled Medicaid clients.

    Available in Spanish.

  • My Health, My Voice

    By Raising Women's Voices

    Health insurance literacy website created by Raising Women’s Voices. Various components can be downloaded/printed.

  • Preventive Services Tracker

    By Kaiser Family Foundation

    Categorized list of preventive services available. These services, when used strictly as preventive screenings/tests, should incur no copays.

  • Understanding Healthcare Costs

    By The Consumer Reports

    An animated video defines healthcare terms and explains the basics of healthcare costs.

    Available in Spanish.

  • Women's Preventive Services Palm Card

    By CCHI

    A quick and easy guide to copay-free preventive services available for women. Available in Spanish

  • Women's Preventive Services Infographic

    By Colorado Consumer Health Initiative

    List of preventive/copay-free preventive services available for women.

    Available in Spanish.

  • I Have Medicaid! What’s Next?

    By Colorado Covering Kids and Families

    A brochure to give to new Medicaid enrollees about their coverage.

    Available in Spanish.

  • How to Keep Your Marketplace Health Insurance

    By Families USA

    Helps explain the steps necessary for a consumer to retain their health insurance.

  • CoveredU.org

    By CCHI

    Interactive online guide to applying for and using coverage.

    Available in Spanish.

  • CoveredU Infographics

    By CCHI

    Downloadable infographics of CoveredU.org website content.

  • Enrollment Assistance Tools

    By Consumer Reports

    A series of enrollment assistance materials help consumers understand how to use and shop for health insurance.

    Available in Spanish.

  • From Coverage to Care: A Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You

    By CMS

    Coverage to Care booklet to help newly insured use coverage. Other languages besides English/Spanish available here.

  • Health Insurance Explained: The YouToons Have it Covered

    By Kaiser Family Foundation

    A introductory video explaining the basics of health insurance including terms, networks, and out-of-pocket costs.

    Available in Spanish

  • Health Insurance Basics: Key words and phrases

    By Families USA & NCLR

    Bilingual health insurance basics print resource.

    Health Basics_English

    Health basics_Spanish

  • CHAMPS Health Insurance Literacy Resources

    By CHAMPS

    Link to several health insurance literacy resources from CHAMPS (Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains State).