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Task Force Team Aims to Boost Small Business Enrollment on DC Health Exchange

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Congresswoman Norton’s Small Business Summit is fertile ground for small biz outreach.

What/Who:

DC Health Link (DCHL) launches its Small Biz Summer Task Force tomorrow, Thursday, June 5 at Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s annual Small Business Summit. The Task Force Team will use the event as an opportunity to increase SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program) enrollment numbers through a targeted outreach approach that will focus on providing small businesses with personalized education, advice and attention.

During the summit, DC Health Link will facilitate a workshop, offer on-site enrollment counseling and support, as well as provide health insurance information to DC small businesses. Throughout the day, DC Health Link will have trained experts available to educate and assist employers one-on-one with the health insurance enrollment process.

The summit which takes place at the Washington Convention Center will allow small businesses in DC to foster relationships with lenders, insurers, consultants, accountants, attorneys, government agencies and contractors that will ensure their opportunities to succeed.

When/Where:

Congresswoman Norton’s Small Business Summit
Thursday, June 5, 2014
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

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.

Through DC Health Link, small businesses will experience the following advantages:

  • Employer competitive edge
  • Flexible plan options
  • Wide range of plans available (267 health plans)
  • Simplified billing
  • Tax credits to offset costs
  • Preferred Broker support

Small businesses can enroll through DCHealthLink.com at any point.