2017 Open Enrollment & Renewal Deadlines
Open enrollment for the 2017 plan year is November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017. Pay attention to the important deadlines below to make sure your coverage starts when you need it. If you’re renewing your plan, you may be able to save money or find other benefits you need if you shop for a new plan.
Open enrollment has ended for the 2017 plan year.
Open enrollment begins on November 1, 2016.
After January 31, you’ll only be able to enroll in a plan or change plans if you qualify for a special enrollment period.
Helping You Enroll Easier and Faster
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Plan Match Tool
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Prescription Drug Search
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You must make your premium payment by the due date indicated on the invoice your insurance company provides. You will NOT be covered or receive an insurance card until you pay. If you pay after your coverage begins but before the due date, your costs will be covered retroactively to the effective date.
Renewing Your Coverage
If you already have insurance in 2016 through DC Health Link, you’ll receive a letter in the mail that includes the most up-to-date information we have on your eligibility for health coverage. Read this letter carefully and call DC Health Link at (855) 532-5465 if any of the information in the letter needs to be updated.
We will also tell you which plan you’ll be renewed in automatically if you don’t select a new plan by December 15, 2016. For most people, this will be the same plan that you currently have. A few plans offered in 2016 will no longer be offered in 2017. If you were enrolled in one of those plans, we will automatically renew you in a similar plan.
If you’d like to pick a different plan for 2017 than the one listed in your notice, login to your account during open enrollment and choose a new plan. If you’re happy with the plan listed in your notice, you don’t need to do anything. We’ll automatically renew you in that plan for coverage beginning January 1, 2017.