Individuals and Families: The deadline to sign up for coverage beginning February 1 is now January 17 due to the MLK Jr. holiday. Open enrollment ends January 31, 2017. Small Business News: District-based small businesses that purchased health insurance directly from an insurance company now renew through DC Health Link. Learn more
The outcome of the 2016 presidential election doesn’t impact your ability to enroll in affordable quality health insurance for 2017. You may also be eligible for premium reductions. DC Health Link has 20 private health insurance options to choose from for residents and their families from CareFirst and Kaiser Permanente. For 2017 small businesses have 151 health plan options from Aetna, CareFirst, Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare. If you enroll by December 15, 2016, your coverage can begin January 1, 2017. Open enrollment for individuals and families ends on January 31, 2017. Small businesses can sign up throughout the year. Residents can apply for Medicaid throughout the year.