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Open Enrollment & Payment Deadlines

Open enrollment for 2023 is November 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023. Pay attention to the deadlines to make sure your coverage starts when you need it. If you’re renewing your plan, you may be able to save money or find other benefits you need by shopping for a new plan.

Coverage Start Date Select a Plan by Days Left
January 1, 2023 December 15, 2022
February 1, 2023 January 15, 2023
March 1, 2023 January 31, 2023

Need coverage to start right away? Choose the 'COVID-19' special enrollment period in your account, select today’s date, and pick a plan. You can choose coverage starting the first of this month or the first of next month.

Example: If today is April 21, you can choose coverage starting April 1 or May 1.

You can also apply for Medicaid at any time.

Open Enrollment for 2023

Nov 1, 2022 - Jan 31, 2023

Open enrollment is over, but you still may qualify to enroll now. See if you qualify for special enrollment or apply for Medicaid anytime.

You may still be able to enroll in a plan now, or change plans if you qualify for special enrollment. You can also apply for Medicaid anytime.

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Payment Deadlines

You must make your premium payment by the due date indicated on the invoice your insurance company provides. You will NOT be covered or receive an insurance card until you pay. If you pay after your coverage begins, but before your payment is due, you’re still considered covered as of the plan start date.

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Renewing Your Coverage

If you already have insurance in 2022 through DC Health Link, you’ll receive a letter in the mail that includes the most up-to-date information we have on your eligibility for health coverage. Read this letter carefully, and call DC Health Link at (855) 532-5465 if any of the information in the letter needs to be updated.

If you’re happy with your current plan, you don’t need to do anything. We’ll automatically renew you into the same plan for coverage beginning January 1, 2023, if you don’t select a new plan by December 15, 2022. If you’d like to pick a different plan for 2023, login to your account during open enrollment, and choose a new plan.