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5 More Days to Sign Up for Quality Health Insurance!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

DC Health Link Extends 2020 Open Enrollment Deadline through Wed., Feb. 5

Washington, DC – DC residents will have an additional five (5) days to sign up for 2020 health insurance coverage through DC Health Link. The new deadline to enroll has been extended through 11:59pm Wednesday, February 5. Individuals who sign up by that deadline will have coverage beginning March 1, 2020.

DC Health Link customer service representatives will be available at (855) 532-5465 from 8:00am to 8:00pm on Monday, February 3rd through Wednesday, February 5th to work with individuals seeking to enroll in health insurance coverage effective March 1. In-person assistance will also be available at enrollment centers throughout the District to assist residents with the enrollment process through February 5th.

If residents are unable to connect with assistance by the deadline, they should send an email that includes their contact information and the nature of the difficulties experienced to info@dchealthlink.com. DC Health Link staff will follow up with these consumers and will work with them to complete their enrollment for coverage effective March 1, 2020.

The District of Columbia requires all residents to have health insurance, an exemption, or pay a tax penalty. The penalty is based on the number of months an individual or family goes without health coverage. For someone who goes without coverage for a full year, the penalty is: $695 for each adult and $347.50 for each child, up to $2,085 per family or 2.5% of family income that is over the federal tax filing threshold, whichever is greater. For more details about the tax penalty visit: https://dchealthlink.com/individual-responsibility-requirement


Enrollment opportunities and enrollment center information are below.

One Touch Enrollment Center Hours Date/Time:
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
(Harvard Street Campus)
1100 Harvard Street, NW
Saturday, February 1, 2020
9:00am – 12:00pm
Enrollment Centers Date/Time:
La Clinica Del Pueblo
2831 15th Street, NW
Monday and Tuesday
8:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday
8:30am – 8:00pm (EXTENDED HRS.)
Mary's Center
3912 Georgia Ave, NW
Monday – Wednesday
8:00am – 5:00pm
Whitman Walker Health @ LIZ
1377 R Street, NW
Monday – Wednesday
8:30am – 5:30 pm
Leadership Council for Healthy Comm.
Amazing Love Health Services
702 15th Street, NE
Monday and Wednesday
10:00am – 5:00pm
(EXTENDED HRS.)
Leadership Council for Healthy Comm.
UDC Bertie Backus
5171 South Dakota Avenue, NE
Tuesday and Wednesday
9:30am – 1:30pm
Leadership Council for Healthy Comm.
Reeves Center, 3rd Floor
2000 14th Street, NW
Tuesday and Wednesday
11:00am – 5:00pm
(EXTENDED HRS.)
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
(Sonia Gutierrez Campus)
514 V Street, NE
Wednesday
9:30am – 12:00pm
1:30 - 3:00pm
Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs
Reeves Center, 2nd Floor
2000 14th Street, NW
Wednesday
11:00am – 4:30pm
Leadership Council for Healthy Comm.
SOME (So Others Might Eat)
60 O Street, NW
Monday
8:00am – 12:00pm
Community of Hope
Conway Health and Resource Center
4 Atlantic Street, SW
Monday – Wednesday
10:00am – 3:00pm
Community of Hope
Marie Reed Health Center
2155 Champlain Street, NW
Monday – Wednesday
10:00am – 3:00pm
Community of Hope
Family Health Birth Center
801 17th Street, NE
Monday – Wednesday
10:00am – 3:00pm

Background

For District residents, there are 25 private health insurance options 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]. Plan selections made by February 5th will be effective on March 1, 2020. Small businesses—as well as individuals and families eligible for Medicaid—can enroll through DCHealthLink.com at any point.

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.

In 2019, DC Health Link has provided health insurance to about 20,000 residents through the individual marketplace and almost 95,000 people through the small business marketplace. Washington, DC has the second lowest uninsured rate among all states in the nation, with almost 97 percent of District residents covered. Since opening for business in 2013, DC Health Link has helped cut the District’s uninsured rate in half.


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