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Don’t Get Caught Starting the New Year Without Health Insurance!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
DC Health Link Dec. 15 deadline push in full force

WHAT/WHO:             

Thursday, December 15, 2016 is the last day District residents can enroll in a health plan with benefits effective January 1, 2017. With this deadline less than 24 hours away, DC Health Link is ramping up its efforts to remind last minute shoppers and to help get them enrolled in health coverage that begins the first day of the New Year. These enhanced efforts include Fact Mobs at Metro stations, extended hours at the call center and at several enrollment centers, social media, and additional enrollment opportunities.

DC Health Link is extending the hours at FIVE enrollment centers—Whitman Walker Health Center, Unity Health Care, the Community of Hope Conway Health Resource Center, and Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, which is a One Touch Enrollment Center. One Touch Enrollment Centers are designed to provide comprehensive, onsite health insurance enrollment support and resources including identity verification, case management, plan selection, and information on financial help for plan premiums.

Additionally, “Fact Mobs” with DC Health Link assisters, community leaders, and faith-based partners will be at Metro stations on Wednesday, December 15, 2016, during morning and afternoon rush hours distributing information and directing consumers to the closest One Touch Enrollment Center. “Fact Mobs” are where assisters greet residents at Metro station and pass out information and shouting out important facts about the Affordable Care Act and DC Health Link and encouraging residents “Don’t Delay, Enroll Today!”

WHEN/WHERE:

DC Health Link Call Center Extended Hours 855-532-LINK (5465)
Thursday, December 15, 2016 8 am – 9 pm

Enrollment Center Extended Hours Date/Time:
Whitman Walker Health
1701 14th Street, NW
Thursday, December 15, 2016
8 am – 7 pm
Unity Health Care
3924 Minnesota Avenue, SE
Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:15 am – 8 pm
Community of Hope Conway Health Resource Center
4 Atlantic Street, SW
Thursday, December 15, 2016
9 am – 8 pm
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School (One Touch Enrollment Center)
1100 Harvard Street, NW
Thursday, December 15, 2016
5 pm – 8 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
901 G Street, NW
Thursday, December 15, 2016
5 pm – 8 pm

Fact Mobs @ Metro Stations Date/Time:
Fort Totten Metro
550 Galloway Street, NE
Thursday, December 15, 2016
7 am – 9 am; 5 pm – 7 pm
Minnesota Avenue Metro
4000 Minnesota Avenue NE
Thursday, December 15, 2016
7 am – 9 am; 5 pm – 7 pm
Congress Heights Metro
1290 Alabama Avenue, SE
Thursday, December 15, 2016
7 am – 9 am; 5 pm – 7 pm
Anacostia Metro
1101 Howard Road, SE
Thursday, December 15, 2016
7 am – 9 am; 5 pm – 7 pm
Columbia Heights Metro
3030 14th Street, NW
Thursday, December 15, 2016
7 am – 9 am; 5 pm – 7 pm
Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro
3700 Georgia Avenue, NW
Thursday, December 15, 2016
7:00 am – 9 am; 5 pm – 7 pm

ADDITIONAL ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Mayor’s Office of Latino Affairs–9 am - 12 pm
2000 14th Street, NW
Note: In conjunction with DC Health Link business partner Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Covenant Baptist Church–9:30 am - 12:30 pm
3845 S Capitol St SW
Note:  In conjunction with DC Health Link community partner Leadership Council for Healthy Communities

CVS Project Health Day–2 pm - 6 pm
1100 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Note: Trained experts will answer questions, and offer enrollment and renewal application support.  While there, consumers can take advantage of CVS’ health screening opportunities to include: blood pressure checks, cholesterol checks, and weight checks. 

BACKGROUND:          

The Affordable Care Act provides individuals, families, and small businesses in the District of Columbia with affordable options for quality health insurance. DC Health Link is the District’s online health insurance marketplace which allows visitors to shop, compare, and enroll in coverage that fits their needs and budgets.

Open Enrollment for individuals and families begins November 1, 2016 and ends January 31, 2017. There are 20 private health insurance options (including 2 catastrophic plans) from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente for individuals and families. Eligible District residents can enroll in a health insurance plan online through DCHealthLink.com or by calling (855) 532-LINK [5465]. Eligible residents who enroll on or before December 15, 2016 will have their benefits effective January 1, 2017. After that date, plan selections made by the 15th of each month during Open Enrollment will be effective on the first day of the following month. Small businesses—as well as individuals and families eligible for Medicaid—can enroll through DCHealthLink.com at any point.