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Knock-Knock, Guess Who? DC Health Link Outreach Teams!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Teams will canvass Ward 5 today to conduct door-to-door education and outreach during final enrollment push.

What/Who:

With just five days left in the first health insurance open enrollment period, DC Health Link continues its targeted outreach approach by reaching out to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) residents today in the Florida Avenue Market area. DC Health Link is also focusing on small business and their employees for enrollment during the final health insurance enrollment push.

Florida Avenue Market, which is the District’s wholesale shopping area in Ward 5, is host to dozens of AAPI District owned businesses. In partnership with the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, outreach staff will be spreading the enrollment message of “Don’t Delay, Enroll Today!” by knocking on the doors of small business owners located at Florida Avenue NE Market area. Although small businesses do not have an enrollment in 2014, DC Health Link wants to ensure small business owners receive every opportunity to sign-up early and receive expert assistance if needed.

Outreach teams will provide educational materials and schedule small businesses and their employees for enrollment appointments with licensed health insurance brokers.

When/Where:

Wednesday, March 26 – 11 am - 2 pm

Florida Avenue Market Area                                
11 am - 2 pm                                 

Background:

The new health law provides individuals, families, and small businesses in the District of Columbia with new options for quality, affordable health insurance. DC Health Link is the District’s online health insurance marketplace that allows visitors to shop, compare, and buy coverage that fits their needs and budgets.

Eligible residents have until March 31, 2014, to enroll in a health insurance plan through DCHealthLink.com. Those who enroll by March 31, 2014, will have benefits effective May 1, 2014. Small businesses can enroll through DCHealthLink.com at any point.

Faith leaders are being asked to share information from their pulpits about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and quality, affordable health plans offered through DCHealthLink.com.