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DC Church Opens Doors to Enroll Residents Before January 31 Deadline

Saturday, January 26, 2019
DC Health Link makes major effort to reach uninsured residents on Faith-in-Action Sunday.

What:

From the time DC Health Link opened for business, the District’s faith community has been an invaluable partner in the effort to reach, educate and enroll consumers in quality affordable health insurance. That's why a house of worship is a most appropriate place for DC Health Link to redouble its efforts to reach the District’s “hardest to reach” residents ahead of the January 31 deadline to enroll.

On Sunday, DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority Executive Director Mila Kofman and DC Health Link staff, along with various community partners, will join in prayer, praise and worship at the Metropolitan AME Church for a spiritual renewal as the mission continues to reach the District’s uninsured residents. In addition to information being shared from the pulpit about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the importance of good health and quality, affordable health insurance coverage through DC Health Link, certified in-person assisters will be onsite to provide free, confidential enrollment support and help with plan selection. These experts will also answer questions, and provide information about financial help with plan premiums and Medicaid.

Who:

Mila Kofman, DC Health Benefit Exchange Executive Director
Rev. William H. Lamar IV, Pastor, Metropolitan AME Church

When/Where:

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 11 am
Faith in Action Enrollment
Metropolitan AME Church
1518 M Street, NW

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 began November 1, 2018 and ends January 31, 2019. There are 25 private health insurance options 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]. Small businesses—as well as individuals and families eligible for Medicaid—can enroll through DCHealthLink.com at any point.