Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.  
This law provides, over time, comprehensive reforms to health insurance. Open Enrollment to purchase health insurance
through Colorado’s Health Insurance Marketplace runs from October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.
The following websites will provide information to help you understand this law and the new Health Insurance Marketplaces.  

Learn about the Law

  • Department of Health and Human Services Website “About the Law”
  • Key Features of the Affordable Care Act
  • Key Features of the Affordable Care Act by Year
  • Read the Law
  • Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions: Tax information from the IRS
  • AARP “Health Law Fact Sheets”
  • Health Care Law Infographic (PDF)
  • Tax Implications for Individuals (PDF)

    For Small Business:

  • Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act for Small Businesses
  • Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for Small Employers
  • AARP info for Small Business Employee (PDF)
  • AARP Info for Small Business Owners (PDF)

    Learn about the Insurance Marketplace

  • Connect for Health Colorado:  Will serve as Colorado’s Health Insurance Marketplace beginning October 1, 2013.  Connect for Health Colorado will allow you to determine eligibility for federal financial assistance, based on income,  to reduce the cost of health insurance.  
  • Connect for Health Customer Resources and Forms 
  • Connect for Health Overview Fact Sheet (PDF)
  • Cut the cost of Health Insurance: A Guide to the New Tax Credit (PDF)
  • : Will serve as the federal health insurance marketplace for states without their own marketplaces beginning October 1st. This website provides valuable information on how the health insurance marketplace will work for individuals and small business.  

    Get Help with the Process

    Connect for Help Colorado Customer Service Center (Open Mon-Sat 7am-8pm) : 1-855-752-6749

    Centura Health LINKS at Pueblo Step Up
    1925 East Orman Ave, 6th Fl
    Pueblo, CO 81004

    Fire for the Nations
    1114 N. Erie Ave.
    Pueblo, CO 81001

    Senior Resource Development Agency
    230 N. Union Ave.
    Pueblo, CO 81003
    Call 211 for assistance or 719-583-6611

    Southern Colorado AIDS Project- Pueblo (by appointment only)
    (The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado in partnership with Colorado AIDS Project)
    635 Corona Ave., Suite 209
    Pueblo, CO 81004

    Full list of Assistance Network Sites in Colorado