Two health insurance exchange plans include UCHealth in metro Denver and Boulder County

Patients who previously had Oscar Partners Choice Network have two options to continue in-network care at UCHealth in 2023.
Nov. 1, 2022
University of Colorado Hospital in metro Denver, where patients with one of the two health insurance exchange plans (2023) that include UCHealth are considered in-network.
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

Patients looking for health insurance on the individual market in metro Denver and Boulder County will have a couple of options that include UCHealth, CU Medicine and other affiliated providers in-network.

Open enrollment begins Nov. 1 on Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s health insurance exchange and people will be able to choose from a variety of plans for 2023.

Individuals who live in metro Denver and Boulder County can choose from two plans on the exchange for the 2023 plan year that include UCHealth and CU Medicine:

  • The Anthem Pathway will be available during open enrollment and will include UCHealth, CU Medicine and other affiliates in-network.
  • The Anthem Pathway Colorado Option Gold will also be available during open enrollment and will include UCHealth, CU Medicine and other affiliates in-network.

Patients in metro Denver who previously had Oscar Partners Choice Network can choose either Anthem Pathway or Anthem Pathway Colorado Option Gold to continue their in-network care with UCHealth. It is important to note that Anthem Pathway Essentials is out of network for UCHealth.

“Connect for Health Colorado allows individuals to search for their physician or health care location to ensure the plan they choose includes the provider and location in-network,” said Dr. Peg Reidy, UCHealth’s chief medical officer. “We believe patients should have a choice in where they receive their care and should be able to continue seeing their trusted medical team.”

For patients who live outside metro Denver/Boulder County, Anthem Pathway and Anthem Pathway Colorado Option (all levels) include UCHealth in-network.

There are a few additional plans that include select UCHealth locations and providers in-network:

  • In Colorado Springs and Woodland Park, Cigna Connect, Cigna Connect Colorado Option and Kaiser KP Select include UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, UCHealth Grandview Hospital and UCHealth Pikes Pike Regional Hospital in network.
  • In Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley, Cigna Connect and Cigna Connect Colorado Option include UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies, UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital and UCHealth Greeley Hospital in network.

Open enrollment runs from Nov. 1, 2022, to Jan. 15, 2023, and plans have effective dates of Jan. 1 or later. The Connect for Health Colorado site can help individuals and families compare different health insurance plans and determine whether they qualify for financial assistance.

 


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About the author

Kelli Christensen joined UCHealth in 2021 as the public and media relations manager. She has worked in health care since 2006, previously working with Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and Saint Joseph Hospital and Denver Health, both in Denver. Christensen has a bachelor’s degree in communication from Purdue University and a master’s degree in exercise science from University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in organizational communication through University of Denver. In her free time, she enjoys competing in endurance events and is a certified yoga teacher. Christensen lives in Denver with her husband, Marc and their rescue puppy, George.

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