The current Special Enrollment Period for 2021 begins February 8th, 2021 and May 15th, 2021. During that time, Coloradans can shop for health insurance on the state marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado. The opportunity to purchase health insurance on the exchange during the regular Open Enrollment Period is November 1st – January 15th, unless you qualify for a special enrollment period. You can find out more about special enrollment periods here or call 855-PLANS-4-YOU.

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 these eight plans 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.