HealthCare4ChildCare Through DC Health Link:
Affordable health coverage for early childhood providers and their teams
- 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.
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
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 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.