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Bill Detail: HB20-1236

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Title Health Care Coverage Easy Enrollment Program
Status Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance (03/10/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors S. Lontine (D)
P. Will (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Tate (R)
J. Bridges (D)
House Committee Finance
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 01/31/2020
Description

The bill creates the Colorado affordable health care coverage easy
enrollment program (program) for the purpose of leveraging the tax filing
process to connect uninsured Coloradans to free or subsidized health care

coverage. The program will allow Coloradans to ask on their state income
tax returns for the Colorado health benefit exchange (exchange) to assess
whether uninsured household members are potentially eligible for free or
subsidized health care coverage. If the tax filer requests that the eligibility
of uninsured household members be assessed under the program, the tax
filer will receive information about coverage options and assistance with
enrollment.
The bill creates the affordable health care coverage easy
enrollment advisory committee (advisory committee) to guide
implementation of the program. The advisory committee will be chaired
by the executive director of the exchange and the executive director of the
department of revenue (department) and will include representatives of
the department of health care policy and financing, the division of
insurance in the department of regulatory agencies, consumer advocacy
groups, health care consumers, small employers, health insurance carriers,
tax preparers, and insurance producers.
The department is required to implement the tax forms and
schedules created by the advisory committee and to share the tax
information gathered, as authorized by individual tax filers, with the
exchange.
The executive director of the department shall promulgate rules to
implement the new tax forms and schedules and to implement the
authorized sharing of the tax information provided on the state individual
income tax return forms for the purpose of enrolling uninsured
individuals in a health care coverage affordability program.

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