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DC Health Link Opens Enrollment Centers at Two Local Libraries

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Trained experts to help enroll residents and small businesses in affordable health insurance plans.

What/Who:
DC Health Link, in partnership with DC Public Library, has opened two new health insurance enrollment centers, one in downtown and the other in Ward 7.   At each enrollment center, trained experts – known as DC Health Link Assisters – and licensed insurance brokers are on-hand to answer questions and guide people through the process of obtaining health insurance.

In addition to the new Enrollment Centers, a series of health insurance enrollment events will be hosted throughout the city to help District residents and small businesses shop, compare, and choose quality, affordable health insurance.

When/Where:
DC Health Link Enrollment Center at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW, will operate Monday-Wednesday, 10:30 am - 8:00 pm, Thursday-Friday, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm and Saturday, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm.

DC Health Link Enrollment Center at Deanwood Library and Recreation Center, 1350 49 Street, NE, will operate Monday and Wednesday, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 - 8:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm. The Enrollment Centers at both libraries will be open from November 2013 until March 31, 2014.

DC Health Link has also scheduled a series of enrollment events at six other DC Public Libraries for the month of November.

2013 November Enrollment Events
Date/Time Location
Tuesday, November 12

4:00 - 8:00 pm
Anacostia Neighborhood Library
1800 Good Hope Road, SE

Wednesday, November 13

4:00 - 8:00 pm
Georgetown Neighborhood Library
3260 R Street, NW

Thursday, November 14

4:00 - 8:00 pm
Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library
5401 South Dakota Avenue, NE

Tuesday, November 19

3:00 - 7:30 pm
Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park
7420 Georgia Avenue, NW

Wednesday, November 20

3:00 - 8:00 pm
Southwest Library
900 Wesley Place, SW

Tuesday, November 21

3:00 - 8:00 pm
Mt. Pleasant Library
3160 16th Street, 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.

Eligible residents have until March 31, 2014, to enroll in a health insurance plan through DCHealthLink.com. Those who enroll before December 15, 2013, will have benefits effective January 1, 2014. Small businesses can enroll through DCHealthLink.com at any point.