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Event in Colorado Springs aims to help people purchase health insurance

Published: February 20, 2014, 4:53 pm, by Jakob Rodgers
A screenshot of the Connect for Health Colorado website.

A screenshot of the Connect for Health Colorado website.

People who have yet to purchase health insurance for 2014 might be able to find a little help Friday from guides associated with the state’s new exchange.

An event focusing on how to enroll in a health insurance plan will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments’ office, 14 S. Chestnut St.

Guides associated with the agency and with Connect for Health Colorado will be on hand at the event to answer questions about navigating the exchange, and about how to compare plans.

Coloradans have until March 15 to purchase a health insurance plan on the exchange, if they want their coverage to begin on April 1.

The deadline to apply for coverage later in 2014 is March 31. Most people who go without health care coverage after that date face a fine of $95 or 1 percent of their annual income – whichever is greater.

Another event will be held on March 14.

To talk to a health coverage guide at the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, call 471-2096 or email queries to forhealth@ppacg.org