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What is an Assister?
DC Health Link Assisters help INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, and SMALL BUSINESSES in the District find quality, affordable health insurance through the new DC Health Link marketplace. Assisters are trained experts with deep roots and trusted relationships in the District and its communities. They include consumer and patient advocates, civic and faith-based organizations, business leaders, and others. To serve the needs of individuals, families, and small businesses, Assisters must complete more than 30 hours of rigorous training and pass criminal background checks prior to service. There is no cost to consumers to obtain or use a DC Health Link Assister.
What is a Broker?
Insurance brokers are licensed professionals with expertise and long-standing relationships with EMPLOYERS and INDIVIDUALS and FAMILIES, helping them identify their options and make a choice that is in their best interest. To serve these consumers brokers must have an active DC license in good standing, complete training on DC Health Link, and have contractual relationships with each carrier in DC Health Link for the market in which he/she intends to sell. There is no cost to consumers to obtain or use an insurance broker.