Trails to Health Insurance Literacy

The goal of Trails is to empower residents of our region to select and use a health insurance plan or healthcare coverage that provides the level of coverage they need at a price they can afford.

According to the 2015 Colorado Health Access Survey, which included a survey of over 10,000 Coloradans representing the 21 public health regions in the state, TCHNetwork’s region (Montrose/Ouray/San Miguel/Delta/Gunnison/Hinsdale) ranked last in Health Insurance Literacy. Only 53.9% of surveyed adults in our region were “confident” in understanding the following health insurance terms: premium, deductible, copayment, and co-insurance. The statewide average was 61.7%.