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Four Days Left for Special Health Insurance Enrollment

Friday, April 11, 2014
The deadline to complete application process and get covered is April 30.

What/Who:

Time is running out for individuals and families who qualify for the special health insurance enrollment period to enroll in quality, affordable health insurance. As of today, there are only four days left for individuals and families who started the application process before the March 31st deadline, or those who need in-person or telephone assistance to complete the health insurance application process by Wednesday, April 30.

To help consumers get the health insurance they need, DC Health Link will be enrolling consumers in health coverage during the special enrollment period this Saturday, April 12 at the Carlos Rosario One Touch Health Insurance Enrollment Center.

The DC Health Link One Touch Enrollment Center will offer in-person help with health insurance plan selection, identity proofing, and Medicaid determinations.

In-person assisters and licensed health insurance brokers will be available at the One Touch Enrollment Center to answer questions and assist with the enrollment process. Consumers can also still enroll in health coverage online at DCHealthLink.com and over the phone by calling (855) 532-5465 through April 30, 2014 as well.

When/Where:

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
Saturday, April 12, 2014
9 am – 12 pm
1100 Harvard Street, NW (Ward 1)

For a complete list of Special Enrollment locations, select here.

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.

Residents who need in-person or telephone help will now have through April 30th to enroll.  People with an online account with DC Health Link who have not yet selected a health plan also will have through April 30th to enroll in a private health plan. When enrolling through DCHealthLink.com after March 31st, 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.

The April 30 deadline does NOT apply to small businesses, individuals and families losing other coverage or those eligible for Medicaid. A complete list of circumstances that allow a person to enroll after March 31 can be found here.