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Small Business Update - A one-time premium reduction for DC Health Link enrolled employers

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Dear DC Health Link Point of Contact,

We know the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting small businesses and non-profits especially hard and many continue to struggle to survive. The DC Health Link team has continued to work with all DC Health Link insurers to make it easier for you to stay insured. I wanted to share great news from two of our health plans -- UnitedHealthcare and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

  • From UnitedHealthcare: The coronavirus pandemic has created a truly unprecedented situation. UnitedHealthcare is helping and directly supporting the District’s small business and non-profit community covered through DC Health Link by reducing your May 2020 premiums by 10%. DC Health Link-covered employers with employees enrolled in UnitedHealthcare will see this credit on your invoice for August 2020, which will be issued in July.
  • From CareFirst: CareFirst is deeply committed to the District’s small business and non-profit community and recognizes the mounting financial pressures members are facing from the pandemic. To lessen the financial hardships many are experiencing, CareFirst is issuing a one-time credit on your July premium. You will receive a credit of 10% against your medical premium and 50% against your standalone dental insurance premium. DC Health Link-covered employers with employees enrolled in CareFirst will see this credit on your invoice for September 2020, which will be issued in August.

We will continue to look for additional ways to make it easier for DC employers to keep employees insured. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Mila Kofman
Executive Director
DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority