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DC Health Link @Virtual District of Pride LGBTQ Town Hall Conversation: Navigating Your Health Insurance

Last Date:

Via Webex and Teleconference

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Zoom Platform

Registration required at https://dchealthlink.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpduqrqz8sGtPzeSpLboF_FpYqmmL9xdIr

Details: DC Health Link in partnership with the  Mayor’s Office on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Affairs (LGBTQA) will host a virtual town hall conversation during PRIDE month to provide members of the LGBTQ community with information about the value of health insurance and how to get the most from health insurance coverage. The complexity of health insurance choices can be overwhelming to many consumers. The need to understand health plan features is essential because health insurance coverage impacts access to healthcare services. This town hall conversation will also focus on what consumers need to know to choose plans that work best for them and their families.  Participants will develop a deeper understanding of how to use health insurance to manage their healthcare needs and will be given tools to solve problems. They will be guided through “Smart Actions” to take with health insurance. Through case studies relevant to the LGBTQ community, participants will not only develop a greater understanding on how to use health coverage, but also how manage health care expenses and the appropriate actions to consider in making informed decisions. Dr. Jesse Ketterman from the University of Maryland Extension will share his "Smart Action” curriculum on health insurance and a DC Health Link representative will share important information about the ACA essential benefits offered in all DC Health Link health plans, the American Rescue Plan lower premiums in 2022, the advantages of standard plan options and how consumers can still enroll in coverage through the special enrollment periods. For more information about this event, please contact Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs at 202-631-9356 or Sophie Huang at [email protected] or (202) 258.2551. For more information about the DC Health Link Small Business Marketplace, please visit DCHealthlink.com or call 1.855.532. LINK (5465).  Follow DC Health Link on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @DCHealthLink.


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