HealthCare4ChildCare Through DC Health Link:

Affordable health coverage for early childhood providers and their teams

HealthCare4ChildCare:

  • Helps OSSE licensed child development centers and homes provide affordable group health insurance for their employees through DC Health Link’s Small Business Market (SHOP).
  • Free and lower premiums are guaranteed for all of 2023 once a resident or employer enrolls.
  • Learn more about HealthCare4ChildCare Through DC Health Link.

Free or lower premium health insurance coverage starts January 1, 2023.

DC Health Link emailed all OSSE licensed child development centers and homes in October. If you did not receive an email, please email us at HealthCare4ChildCare@dc.gov or schedule time with us.

NEW Important UPDATE NOVEMBER 16 requires action:

HealthCare4ChildCare deadlines extended due to high demand for free or low premium health insurance to start January 1, 2023.

NEW EXTENDED DEADLINES FOR COVERAGE TO START JANUARY 1, 2023:

EMPLOYERS: DECEMBER 1
EMPLOYERS: DECEMBER 1

Create DC Health Link account, provide employee roster, and finalize a benefits package

NOTE: DC Health Link staff will do this for you as the employer (OR will work with an employer’s broker) but you must schedule time with DC Health Link staff

EMPLOYEES: OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS DECEMBER 10
EMPLOYEES: OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS DECEMBER 10

Employees select and enroll in a plan

NOTE: DC Health Link staff will assist your employees (OR will work with an employer’s broker)

PREMIUM PAYMENT: DECEMBER 13

Employee and/or employer share is due to DC Health Link (if applicable). If employers and employees choose a free coverage option, no payment is due.

If you miss these deadlines, your coverage will start February 1, 2023.

You can also complete a form (formulario en español) with your contact information so we can follow up with you.