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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How does MAGI affect eligibility for the Medicaid program?

Do employers need a minimum level of participation in order to offer health coverage for employees in DC Health Link?

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?

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

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

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

Who can use DC Health Link?

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

Will the District's Medically Needy Program still exist?

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?

What are cost-sharing reductions?

Will small businesses be billed by the insurance companies or by DC Health Link?

Does the online application have to be completed all at once?

Can my company still have waiting periods before health coverage takes effect?

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

Can small employers offer dental plans in addition to medical plans through DC Health Link?

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

Are Alliance beneficiaries eligible for private plans through DC Health Link? Can they get premium tax credits and cost sharing reductions?