DC Health Link was created and is governed by the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority (HBX). The HBX was established as a requirement of Section 3 of the Health Benefit Exchange Authority Establishment Act of 2011, effective March 3, 2012 (D.C. Law 19-0094). The mission of the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority is to implement a health care exchange program in the District of Columbia in accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), thereby ensuring access to quality and affordable health care to all DC residents. DC Health Link is the name of the DC Health Benefit Exchange program.
The HBX has an 11-member Executive Board that includes seven voting members from the general public and four non-voting members representing important public agencies of the District of Columbia government.
The HBX works closely with DC Department of Health Care Finance, Department of Human Services and Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) to coordinate benefits and create a "no-wrong-door" environment for District residents seeking help with insurance coverage and costs.
Please visit the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority website for more information.