HealthCare4ChildCare Through DC Health Link:

Affordable health coverage for early childhood providers and their teams

HealthCare4ChildCare:

  • Provides free health insurance through DC Health Link for District residents (and their families) who are employees of OSSE licensed child development centers and homes.
  • Provides free health insurance or lower premiums through DC Health Link for non-District residents who are employees of OSSE licensed child development centers and homes choosing to participate in HealthCare4ChildCare.
  • Helps OSSE licensed child development centers and homes provide affordable group health insurance for their employees through DC Health Link’s Small Business Market (SHOP).
  • Free and lower premiums are guaranteed for all of 2023 once a resident or employer enrolls.

Free or lower premium health insurance coverage starts January 1, 2023.

  • You do not have to contact us. DC Health Link will begin contacting OSSE licensed child development centers and homes in late September and will begin contacting workers in late October.
  • The rolling enrollment process will continue through the end of November for coverage beginning January 1, 2023.
  • Enrollment will continue in 2023 for start dates after January 1.

Coverage cannot begin earlier than January 1, 2023. DC Health Link will contact eligible licensed child development centers and homes. You do not have to contact us. However, if you would like to be contacted early in the enrollment process, let us know and we will put you on our list. You can let us know by completing a simple form (formulario en español) with your contact information.