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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are small businesses required to buy health insurance through DC Health Link?

Are tax credits available for small businesses and nonprofit organizations?

Can employers offer coverage to employees' family members?

Can my broker help me with buying coverage through DC Health Link?

Can my company still have waiting periods before health coverage takes effect?

Can religious organizations offer coverage to their employees through DC Health Link that excludes coverage for contraceptives?

Can small employers offer dental plans in addition to medical plans through DC Health Link?

Do employers need a minimum level of participation in order to offer health coverage for employees in DC Health Link?

Do employers still have to offer COBRA to employees and their dependents losing coverage?

How can a small business appeal a DC Health Link eligibility decision?

How can an employee appeal a DC Health Link eligibility decision?

How can employers contribute to their employees' health insurance offered through DC Health Link?

How will employers pay for health insurance offered through DC Health Link?

If a small business does not offer health benefits, will its employees be able to buy coverage in DC Health Link?

If I am an employer headquartered in the District of Columbia with one or more locations in other states as well, how should I offer coverage to my employees?

Is my small business required to offer health benefits to my employees?

What are "full-time equivalent (FTE)" employees?

What is the open enrollment process for small businesses?

What kind of choices can a small business or nonprofit organization offer its employees in DC Health Link?

What payment methods are available to small employers?

When an employer offers health insurance through DC Health Link, do they have to offer health insurance to all employees, including part-time workers?

When are payments due for small employers?

Which health plans offered through DC Health Link include coverage for elective abortions and which plans do not?

Which small businesses are eligible to get health coverage through DC Health Link?

Why would I want to provide my employees health insurance through DC Health Link?

Will small businesses be billed by the insurance companies or by DC Health Link?