Serving Colorado's Counties

County Health Pool

The County Health Pool (CHP) provides counties outstanding value for their employee benefits. CHP's commitment to cost control, well-designed benefit programs, and efficient claims administration makes CHP the best choice for county and other public entity employee health benefits. CHP is the only county-owned health plan provider in Colorado with benefits, contribution rates, and coverages determined by representatives from member counties. The CHP board meets every other month to discuss the industry, plan changes, coverages and renewal, as well as vote on appeals. Utilizing the professional expertise of staff and industry consultants, the board makes decisions affecting the plan designs and rates.

News & Updates

Technical Update vol. 25 no. 9 -CAPP Crime and Public Officials’ Liability Coverage in Lieu of Bonds

In 2010 and 2013, legislation was enacted to allow counties to purchase crime insurance in lieu of surety bonds for elected officials, staff, other named insureds, and public trustees. This legislation saves CAPP member counties money by not having to purchase bonds because CAPP member county’s named insureds have $10 million in public officials’ liability […]

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Technical Update vol. 25 no. 8 -Use of Drones

Inquiries about the liability in the use of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) continue to grow as interest in the use of drones rises. Members of the Colorado Counties Casualty and Property Pool (CAPP) should be aware that your CAPP coverage excludes aircraft operations, and the use of drones falls under this language. So, if you […]

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Technical Update vol. 25 no. 7 - Healthy Families and Workplaces Act Coverage Broadens in 2021

The Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA, S.B. 20-205, July 12, 2020) signed into law by Governor Polis last year contains provisions that expand paid sick leave in 2021. Who is Covered? The HFWA applies to all Colorado employers with 16 or more employees in 2021. Coverage expands to employers of any size in 2022. […]

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Technical Update vol. 25 no. 6 - Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act Extends Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19

Colorado passed SB20-205, also known as the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (Healthy Families Act), in July 2020. The Act made changes to Colorado’s paid sick leave statutes and provided for COVID-19-specific sick leave. The Act consists of two COVID-19 related sections. First, it requires Colorado employers to comply with the federal Emergency Paid Sick […]

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Technical Update vol. 25 no. 5 -Take Steps to Prevent Winter Slips and Falls

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), slips, trips, and falls cause the majority of general industry accidents and 15% of accidental deaths. Each winter, CTSI receives multiple incident reports about county employees being injured by slipping and falling while working in icy conditions. Many of these injuries could be prevented by wearing […]

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