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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If a small business does not offer health benefits, will its employees be able to buy coverage in DC Health Link?

If I am an employer headquartered in the District of Columbia with one or more locations in other states as well, how should I offer coverage to my employees?

If I am self-employed, what expenses can I subtract from my gross income to get my net self-employment income?

If I buy a plan on DC Health Link, will I still be able to go to my same doctors?

If I get a special enrollment period because I have lost or am about to lose other health coverage, when will my coverage start?

If I have insurance through my employer, will I have to change plans?

If I receive scholarships for school, do I need to include my scholarships in my income when filling out the application for health coverage for myself and my family?

In my DC Health Link application, can I exclude from my income deductions I take on my taxes for things like home mortgage interest that I do not see listed on the application?

Is my small business required to offer health benefits to my employees?

I’m enrolled in a private health plan through DC Health Link. What do I need to do to renew my plan and by when?

My college-age child lives in D.C. and has coverage from DC Health Link. Will the 1095-A be sent to me or my child?

Under the ACA, who must use MAGI rules for determining eligibility for Medicaid?

What are "full-time equivalent (FTE)" employees?

What are Assisters and how will their role differ from that of brokers?

What are cost-sharing reductions?

What are premium tax credits?

What do I do if I can’t pay my premium this month?

What do I do if I haven’t received my monthly invoice in the mail or it doesn’t show up on my credit card statement?

What do I do if I pay by credit card and my card has been stolen or cancelled or has an updated expiration date?

What do I do if my address or income changes?

What do I need to do if I have DC Healthcare Alliance already?

What do I need to do if I have health coverage from my own job or the job of a family member?

What do I need to do if I have Medicaid already?

What do I need to do to renew my plan?

What does it mean when my information could not be verified at the end of my DC Health Link application?

What happens to my eligibility while I appeal?

What immigration statuses are considered "eligible immigration statuses" for private health coverage through DC Health Link?

What information do I need to provide to complete an application for individual and family coverage?

What is a Catastrophic Plan?

What is Form 1095-A?

What is Modified Adjusted Gross Income?

What is the difference between applying for health insurance with financial assistance and without financial assistance?

What is the open enrollment process for small businesses?

What is the penalty for not having health coverage?

What kind of health plan choices can a small business or nonprofit organization offer its employees through DC Health Link?

What payment methods are available to small employers?

What services will insurance brokers be able to provide DC Health Link customers?

What type of health coverage is available through DC Health Link?

What types of help paying for health insurance are available through DC Health Link for individuals and families?

What types of income should not be included on my application when applying for assistance with health coverage for myself or my family?

What types of trained experts are available to assist you?

When an employer offers health insurance through DC Health Link, do they have to offer health insurance to all employees, including part-time workers?

When and how can I cancel my health or dental insurance coverage?

When are my monthly premiums due?

When are payments due for small employers?

When is open enrollment?

When will Form 1095-A be mailed to me?

Where can I get a health coverage exemption (an exemption from the individual shared responsibility provision)?

Where can I get free help with filing my taxes?

Where can I get the information the application asks for about employer-sponsored coverage?

Which current medical groups will not follow MAGI methodology?

Which health plans offered through DC Health Link include coverage for elective abortions and which plans do not?

Which small businesses are eligible to get health coverage through DC Health Link?

Who can use DC Health Link?

Why do I need to create an account?

Why does the DC Health Link application for assistance ask for information about other health coverage we have access to?

Why does the individual and family application ask about gender? How should transgendered individuals answer this question?

Why is my plan's premium different than last year?

Why would I want to provide my employees health insurance through DC Health Link?

Will brokers be compensated for helping clients in DC Health Link?

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