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DC Health Link Continues to Respond to High Demand for Health Insurance

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Special enrollment period to continue through April 30

(Washington, DC) – The DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority announced today that it will continue the special health insurance enrollment period through April 30, 2014 for individual and family coverage. Residents who need in-person or telephone help will now have through April 30 to enroll. Also, persons with an online account with DC Health Link who have not yet selected a health plan will have through April 30 to enroll in a private health plan.

To help consumers get the health insurance they need, DC Health Link will also continue to offer in-person help and enroll consumers in health coverage at several locations throughout the District. In-person assisters and licensed health insurance brokers will be available at each special enrollment period location to answer questions and assist with the enrollment process.

Special Enrollment
Special Enrollment Period Locations Date/Time
DC Health Link Enrollment Center at Union Temple Baptist Church
1225 W Street, SE (Ward 8)
Thursday, April 17 and April 24: 6 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, April 19 and April 26: 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday, April 20 and April 27: 8 am and 11 am (following am services)
DC Heath Link Enrollment Center at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW (Ward 2)
Friday, April 18 and 25: 10 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, April 19 and 26: 10 am – 4:30 pm
Monday, April 21 and 28: 10 am – 8 pm
Tuesday, April 22: 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday, April 23 and 30: 10 am - 8 pm
DC Health Link at Wal-Mart
99 H Street, NW (Ward 6)
Wednesday , April 23 and April 30:  10 am – 2 pm
Saturday, April 26: 10 am – 2 pm
Monday, April  28: 10 am – 2 pm
DC Health Link Enrollment Center at
Dorothy I. Height/Benning Road Library

3935 Benning Rd, NE (Ward 7)
Thursday, April 17:  1 pm – 9 pm
Friday, April 18 and 25:  9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Monday, April 21:  9:30 am – 12 pm
Tuesday, April 22:  9:30 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, April 23 and April 30:  9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday, April 24:  1 pm – 6 pm
Monday, April 28:  9:30 am – 9 pm

When enrolling through DCHealthLink.com after March 31, consumers will be asked to attest that they sought either in-person or telephone assistance or they started the process of enrollment, but could not finish.

The April 30 Special Enrollment deadline does NOT apply to:
• Small businesses
• Individuals and families losing other coverage or
• Persons eligible for Medicaid.

A complete list of circumstances that allow a person to enroll after open enrollment can be found here.