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Keeping the Faith: Sikh Temple Joins Roster of Faith Based Organizations Enrolling Members in Health Insurance Plans This Sunday

Friday, January 24, 2014
Sikh Temple leader and other faith leaders to speak about new health law and urge enrollment before March 2014 deadline.

DC Health Link (DCHL) continues to ramp-up its faith-based outreach efforts at places of worship through its partnership with the Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. This Sunday, officials will speak at the Sikh National Gurdwara, DC to educate members about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and DC Health Link, the District’s new health insurance marketplace. DC Health Link Assisters and licensed health insurance brokers will also be onsite after the Mass to provide additional information, answer questions and help enroll members in health insurance plans that meet their needs and budgets.

Similar education and enrollment activities will take place at other places of worship throughout the city this Sunday and every Sunday until the March 31, 2014 deadline. Parishioners will be encouraged to beat the rush, avoid the tax penalty and enroll in health plans before the deadline.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 8 am to 2 pm

Locations listed below

Sikh National Gurdwara
3801 Massachusetts Ave., NW (Ward 3)
11 am

St. Paul AME Church
612 17th St., NE (Ward 4)
10:30 am

Allen Chapel AME
2498 Alabama Ave., SE (Ward 8)
8 am

Union Temple Baptist Church
1225 W St., SE (Ward 8)
8 am/11 am

Good Success Christian Church and Ministries
4401 Sheriff Rd, NE (Ward 7)
9 am/1 pm (enrollment time)

Metropolitan AME Church
1518 M St., NW (Ward 2)
8 am/11 am

Ward Memorial AME Church
241 42nd St., NE (Ward 7)
11 am

Pilgrim AME Church
612 Seventeenth St., NE (Ward 6)
11 am

Israel Baptist Church
1251 Saratoga Ave., NE (Ward 5)
1 pm (enrollment following service)

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

Eligible residents have until March 31, 2014, to enroll in a health insurance plan through Those who enroll before February 15, 2014, will have benefits effective March 1, 2014. Small businesses can enroll through at any point.

Faith leaders are being asked to share information from their pulpits about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and quality, affordable health plans offered through