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DC Health Link Continues to Respond to High Demand for Health Insurance

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Special enrollment period to continue through April 30

The DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority announced today that it will continue the special health insurance enrollment period through April 30, 2014 for individual and family coverage. Residents who need in-person or telephone help will now have through April 30 to enroll. Also, persons with an online account with DC Health Link who have not yet selected a health plan will have through April 30 to enroll in a private health plan.

To help consumers get the health insurance they need, DC Health Link will also continue to offer in-person help and enroll consumers in health coverage at several locations throughout the District. In-person assisters and licensed health insurance brokers will be available at each special enrollment period location to answer questions and assist with the enrollment process.

Special Enrollment
Special Enrollment Period Locations Date/Time
DC Health Link Enrollment Center at Union Temple Baptist Church
1225 W Street, SE (Ward 8)
Thursday, April 17: 6 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday, April 19: 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday, April 20: 8 am and 11 am (following morning services)
Thursday, April 24: 6 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday, April 26: 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday, April 27: 8 am and 11 am (following morning services)
DC Heath Link Enrollment Center at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW (Ward 2)
Friday, April 18: 10 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, April 19: 10 am - 4:30 pm
Monday, April 21: 10 am - 8 pm
Tuesday, April 22: 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday, April 23: 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday, April 24: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday, April 25: 10 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, April 26: 10 am - 4:30 pm
Monday, April 28: 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday, April 30: 10 am - 8 pm
DC Health Link at Wal-Mart
99 H Street, NW (Ward 6)
Wednesday, April 23:  10 am - 2 pm
Saturday, April 26: 10 am - 2 pm
Monday, April 28: 10 am - 2 pm
Wednesday, April 30: 10 am - 2 pm
DC Health Link Enrollment Center at
Dorothy I. Height/Benning Road Library

3935 Benning Rd, NE (Ward 7)
Thursday, April 17:  1 pm - 8 pm
Friday, April 18:  9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday, April 21:  9:30 am - 12 pm
Tuesday, April 22:  9:30 am - 5 pm
Wednesday, April 23:  9:30 am - 8 pm
Thursday, April 24:  1 pm - 6 pm
Friday, April 25:  9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday, April 28:  9:30 am - 8 pm
Wednesday, April 30:  9:30 am - 8 pm
DC Health Link Good Morning & Coffee at 7-11
2501 Benning Road, NE (Ward 7)
(Corner of Minnesota and Benning, NE)
Wednesday, April 23: 7 am - 9:30 am
Friday, April 25: 7 am - 9:30 am
Monday, April 28: 7 am - 9:30 am

When enrolling through DCHealthLink.com after March 31, consumers will be asked to attest that they sought either in-person or telephone assistance or they started the process of enrollment, but could not finish.

The April 30 Special Enrollment deadline does NOT apply to:

  • Small businesses
  • Individuals and families losing other coverage or
  • Persons eligible for Medicaid.

A complete list of circumstances that allows a person to enroll after open enrollment can be found here.