What is Health Insurance Literacy?

Health insurance literacy is “the degree to which individuals have the knowledge, ability, and confidence to find and evaluate information about health plans, select the best plan for their own (or their family’s) financial and health circumstances, and use the plan once enrolled.” Health insurance literacy matters so individuals and families are able to make informed decisions and maintain their health insurance coverage over time.

In conjunction with the F.L.O.W. Program the Colorado Black Health Collaborative (CBHC) is partnering and collaborating with others to help inform and educate the Community about their health insurance options and the intricacies associated with navigating the processes and systems in Colorado. Through Health Forums and Focus Groups, CBHC is committed to helping our Community members become literate about health insurance, and to enroll in a health insurance plan that meets their ongoing needs.