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Beat the Clock...the Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline Is Midnight Tonight!

Monday, March 31, 2014
Begin the enrollment process online or at one of the Exchange’s extended hour centers to beat the deadline and avoid a tax penalty.

What/Who:

Today, March 31, 2014 is the last day for individuals and families to enroll in health insurance through the District’s health insurance exchange. Consumers have until midnight tonight to beat the health insurance enrollment deadline and avoid a tax penalty. Uninsured residents are strongly encouraged to visit a DC Health Link enrollment center today to begin the application process.

The ACA includes a requirement that many people be insured or pay a tax penalty. The tax penalty, which will take effect on the 2014 tax filing, is $95 per adult and $47.50 per child (up to $285 for a family) or 1.0% of family income, whichever is greater. Uninsured residents can avoid the penalty today by enrolling online at DCHealthLink.com, in-person or over the phone. DC Health Link’s Contact Center has extended call center hours today until midnight tonight.  Residents can reach the call center by dialing (855) 532-5465. 

DC Heath Link certified in-person assisters and licensed health insurance brokers will be at each ‘Beat the Deadline’ enrollment site to provide information, answer questions and offer application and plan selection support as soon as consumers walk through the doors.

When/Where:    

Howard University (HU) Hospital
2041 Georgia Avenue, NW

Monday, March 31, 2014
Until 4 pm

East of the River Clergy Police
Wingate Apartment Complex
4660 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SW (Ward 8)

Monday, March 31, 2014
Until 5 pm

East of the River Clergy Police
4115 Frist Street, SE (Ward 8)

Monday, March 31, 2014
Until 4 pm

Mary’s Center
2333 Ontario Road, NW

Monday, March 31, 2014
Until 5 pm

Leadership Council for Healthy Communities Enrollment Center
710 Randolph Street, NW

(Besides First Baptist Church at corner of New Hampshire Ave, NW)
Monday, March 31, 2014
Until 4 pm

Martin Luther King Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW

Monday, March 31, 2014
Until 8 pm

Deanwood Library
1350 49 Street, NE

Monday, March 31, 2014
Until 4:30 pm

Good Success Christian Church and Ministries Enrollment Center
4401 Sheriff Road, NE

Monday, March 31, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

New Bethel Baptist Church
1739 S Street, NW

Monday, March 31, 2014
Until 5 pm

St. Paul AME Church
4901 14th Street, NW
         
Monday, March 31, 2014
Until 5 pm

Brown AME Church
1363 Constitution Avenue, NE

Monday, March 31, 2014
Until 5 pm

Allen Chapel AME Church
2498 Alabama Avenue, SE

Monday, March 31, 2014
3 pm - 7 pm

Calvary Healthcare
802 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

Monday, March 31, 2014
Until 3:30 pm

DC Health Link @ Wal-Mart
99 H Street, NW
5929 Georgia Avenue, NW

Monday, March 31, 2014
Until 3 pm

DC Health Link Tax Filing Partnership
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW

Monday, March 31, 2014
4:30 pm - 9 pm

DC Health Link Tax Filing Partnership Petworth
4200 Kansas Avenue, NW

Monday, March 31, 2014
Until 5:30 pm

DC Health Link Tax Filing Partnership Southwest Library
900 Wesley Place, SW

Monday, March 31, 2014
3:30 pm - 8 pm

The LGBT Community Enrollment Center
2000 14th Street, NW – Suite 105

Monday, March 31, 2014
Until 5 pm

One Touch Enrollment Event
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School (Ward 1)
1100 Harvard Street, NW

Monday, March 31, 2014
5 pm - 9:30 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 who enroll in a health insurance plan through DCHealthLink.com by March 31, 2014, will have benefits effective May 1, 2014. Small businesses can enroll through DCHealthLink.com at any point.

Due to high demand for enrollment, residents who need in-person or telephone assistance will now have through April 15th to enroll. People with an online account with DC Health Link who have not yet selected a health plan also will have through April 15th to enroll in a private health plan.  

When enrolling through DCHealthLink.com after March 31, consumers will be asked to attest that they sought either in-person help or telephone help or that they started the process of enrollment but could not finish. A complete list of circumstances that allow a person to enroll after open enrollment can be found here