Offering Coverage

To start offering coverage to your employees on DC Health Link, you must meet all of these requirements:

Offer coverage to all full-time employees;

Be either:

  • Headquartered in the District of Columbia.
  • Offer coverage to all full-time employees who have a primary worksite in the District of Columbia.
Have at least one non-owner employee enroll in health coverage through DC Health Link.
Have at least two-thirds of employees either enroll in coverage through DC Health Link or waive coverage (if they have other qualifying coverage). This is called minimum participation.*
Cover at least 50 percent of employees' premium costs. This is called minimum contribution.*

*These requirements are not applicable for groups with a January 1 start date and groups participating in HealthCare4ChildCare.

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