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DC Health Link Enrollment Continuation Rescheduled for Wednesday, February 18th

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Residents are encouraged to complete the enrollment process today at MLK, Jr. Library.

Health insurance enrollment continuation has been re-scheduled for today. DC Health Link is committed to working with consumers to complete their enrollment for coverage effective March 1, 2015. Residents who experienced difficulties that prevented them from completing enrollment before the February 15 deadline, including those who started their application, but did not have a chance to finish, those who needed in-person help and could not get it, those who tried calling the Contact Center and could not get through and those who ran into technical issues and could not finish the online application process are strongly encouraged to go to the enrollment continuation at MLK, Jr. Memorial Library.

WHEN:  
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
1 pm – 8 pm

WHERE:  
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW

Residents are urged to bring all of the items needed to complete enrollment. The enrollment checklist is available at DCHealthLink.com/checklist.  Residents should also send an email that includes their contact information and the nature of the difficulties experienced to info@dchealthlink.com. DC Health Link will follow up with these consumers and will work with them to complete their enrollment for coverage effective March 1, 2015.

ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) AND DC HEALTH LINK: 

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides individuals, families, and small businesses in the District of Columbia with affordable options for quality health insurance through a new online health insurance marketplace called DC Health Link. Residents can only apply for public insurance called Medicaid.  There are 31 different private health insurance options (plus 3 catastrophic plans) from Aetna, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente for individuals and families.  There are 193 private health insurance options for small businesses from Aetna, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and United Healthcare.

For individuals and families, the second open enrollment began November 15, 2014 and ended February 15, 2015. People can apply for Medicaid coverage any time during the year. Small businesses can enroll any time during the year. Additionally, residents who qualify for a special enrollment period, for reasons such as losing their job or moving to the District, can enroll through DCHealthLink.com when they have a triggering event any time during the year.