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Tips to Help You Find a Managed Care Plan

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  • If you are a member of Health First Colorado and live in a county served by one of the two managed care (health) plans, you may have that plan. If you want to keep that health plan, you don’t have to do anything.
  • If you are a member of Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) and want to keep your managed care organization (health) plan, you don’t have to do anything.
  • If you want to choose a different health plan, here are some things to think about:
    • Be sure the plan you want is available in your county.
    • All plans offer the same basic medical and behavioral health services. A plan may offer extra benefits and services like newborn services, eye exams, or do not require co-pays or referrals. To compare extra services, go to Compare Plans.
    • As a member of a health plan, you can only use providers in the plan network.
    • For Health First Colorado, you can change your managed care plan up to 90 days after the date on your enrollment letter. You can also make a change during the 60 days before the first day of your birth month.
    • For CHP+, you can change your health plan up to 90 days after the date on your enrollment letter. You can also opt out each year during your redetermination and enrollment period.
  • You can change your health plan at any time for these reasons:
    • You moved out of your health plan’s area, your provider moved out of your area, or your provider left your health plan.
    • You need a service that your health plan does not cover for moral or religious reasons.
    • Your health plan says you need multiple services they cannot provide, and your provider says you need services right away.
  • To learn more about benefits and coverage, contact the health plan. You can find health plan contact information at Compare Plans.
  • If you need help, go to HealthFirstColorado.com. Or call us at 303-839-2120 or 888-367-6557 (State Relay 711).