The Colorado Health Foundation awarded Colorado HealthOP, the state’s first non-profit health insurance cooperative, a $170,000 grant to educate Coloradans about the importance of enrolling in a sustainable health insurance plan.
“We are grateful that the Colorado Health Foundation understands how a cooperative health insurer can advance health care in Colorado,” said Julia Hutchins, chief executive officer of Colorado HealthOP. “Nearly one in five Coloradans are uninsured, which leaves them exposed to significantly higher costs and potentially untreated health problems. Grants like this allow us to engage with people across our state to ensure that they get the coverage that they need.”
Both Colorado HealthOP and the Foundation share the goal of facilitating sustainable health for individuals and communities across Colorado. The Foundation’s grant award will be used to raise awareness about the cooperative and its unique benefits that reward individuals for taking responsibility for their own health.
Colorado HealthOP’s cooperative business model, focus on preventive care, and value-based benefits make their health insurance plans sustainable healthcare options for Colorado consumers. Coloradans can currently enroll in Colorado HealthOP’s plans through the state’s online health insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado. Colorado HealthOP members will be eligible to receive benefits starting Jan. 1, 2014.