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Faith-Based Community Joins DC Health Link in Final Push This Weekend to Enroll Residents by the December 23rd Deadline

Friday, December 20, 2013
Parishioners and DC Health Link assisters team-up to drive enrollment at faith-based health fair, Sunday services and new Sunday enrollment center.

What/Who:

Residents only have three days left to enroll in health coverage that will be effective January 1, 2014. With this deadline fast approaching, places of worship in DC are gearing up for a busy weekend that will feature a variety of activities and events aimed at getting residents enrolled in a health plan before Monday, December 23.

Highlights from this weekend’s final faith based push include a health fair that will take place tomorrow, Saturday, December 21 at St. Luke Church, located in Ward 7 at 4925 East Capitol Street, SE. The Good Success Christian Church and Ministries will open its Enrollment Center this Sunday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The center is located at the church on 4401 Sheriff Road, NE. Certified DC Health Link Assisters and Insurance brokers will also be on-site to provide enrollment assistance.

Faith leaders will also continue to push for enrollment from their pulpits and speak about the value of obtaining quality affordable health coverage.  See weekend schedule below:

When/Where:

Place of Worship and Address Service Times Ward
-- Saturday, December 21, 2013 --
DuPont Seventh Day Adventist Church
3985 Massachusetts Avenue, SE
11 am 7
St Luke Church Health Fair
4925 East Capitol Street, SE
10 am - 4 pm 7
-- Sunday, December 22, 2013 --
Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church
3000 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
10:45 am 7
Campbell AME Church
2562 MLK Jr. Avenue, SE
10 am 8
St. Paul AME Church
4901 14th Street, NW
10:30 am 4
Union Temple Baptist Church
1225 W Street, SE
Two services:
8 am
11 am
8
Allen Chapel AME
2498 Alabama Avenue, SE
8 am 8
Greater First Baptist
2701 13th Street, NW
11 am service
1 pm enrollment
1
Imani Temple on Capitol Hill
611 Maryland Avenue, NE
(corner of 6th Street & Maryland Ave)
10 am Mass 6
St. Theresa of Avila
1401 V Street, SE
7:30 am Mass 7
New Bethel Baptist Church
1739 Ninth Street, NW
10 am 2
Good Success Christian Church & Ministries
4401 Sheriff Road, NE
9 am - 1 pm
Service and enrollment times
7
Metropolitan AME Church
1518 M Street, NW

Two services:
8 am
11 am

2
Ward Memorial AME Church
241 42nd Street, NE
11 am 7
Pilgrim AME Church
612 Seventeenth Street, NE
10 am 6

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 by December 23, 2013, will have benefits effective January 1, 2014. Small businesses can enroll through DCHealthLink.com at any point.