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Give Thanks for Quality, Affordable Health Coverage

Monday, November 21, 2016
DC Health Link participating in annual turkey giveaway event and partnering with local groups during Thanksgiving to try to get uninsured residents covered

WHAT/WHO:

DC Health Link will join DC Councilmember Yvette Alexander during Ward Seven’s annual turkey giveaway event where more than 1,500 DC residents attend this tradition each year. Trained experts with DC Health Link will be on-site with information about affordable health insurance coverage and financial help. They will answer questions, and offer enrollment support.

WHEN/WHERE:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 10:00am – 3:00pm

DC Health Link at Ward 7 Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

Deanwood Recreation Center

1350 49th St NE, Washington, DC 20019

Activity: DC Health Link staff will be on-site with information about affordable health insurance coverage and financial help. They will answer questions, and offer enrollment support.

BACKGROUND:

The Affordable Care Act provides individuals, families, and small businesses in the District of Columbia with affordable options for quality health insurance. DC Health Link is the District’s online health insurance marketplace which allows visitors to shop, compare, and enroll in coverage that fits their needs and budgets.

Open Enrollment for individuals and families begins November 1, 2016 and ends January 31, 2017. There are 20 private health insurance options (including 2 catastrophic plans) from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente for individuals and families. Eligible District residents can enroll in a health insurance plan online through DCHealthLink.com or by calling (855) 532-LINK [5465]. Eligible residents who enroll on or before December 15, 2016 will have their benefits effective January 1, 2017. After that date, plan selections made by the 15th of each month during Open Enrollment will be effective on the first day of the following month. Small businesses—as well as individuals and families eligible for Medicaid—can enroll through DCHealthLink.com at any point.