Open enrollment for health insurance for 2019 began  November 1, 2018 and ended January 31st, 2019. During that time, Coloradans could shop for health insurance on the state marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado. The opportunity to purchase health insurance on the exchange will start on November 1, 2019, unless you qualify for a special enrollment period. You can find out more about special enrollment periods here.

While much progress has been made in securing protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans when accessing health care, it can still be difficult to find comprehensive coverage for people who identify as transgender or have chronic conditions like HIV.

That’s why One Colorado released three new and improved health insurance guides, so that transgender Coloradans and people living with HIV can make informed decisions about which insurance companies provide them with coverage that meets their needs:

These guides not only look at whether the seven plans on the marketplace cover behavioral health services, hormone therapy, and gender-affirming surgery, but also review the availability of an LGBTQ health navigator, coverage of puberty blockers for minors, quality of hormone therapy coverage, and HIV prescription coverage.

Want to find the plan that’s best for you? Check out the 2019 Transgender Health Insurance Buyer’s Guide, the Hormone Therapy Prescription Coverage Guide, and the PrEP and HIV Prescription Coverage Guide.

Find out if you qualify for a special enrollment period here or call 855-PLANS-4-YOU.