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Open Enrollment & Renewal Deadlines

Open enrollment for 2021 is November 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021. Pay attention to the deadlines 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 by shopping for a new plan.

Coverage Start Date Select a Plan by Days Left
January 1, 2021 December 15, 2020
February 1, 2021 January 15, 2021
March 1, 2021 January 31, 2021

As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, if you are uninsured you can enroll in private health insurance coverage right away.



2021 Open Enrollment

Nov 1, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021

You may still be able to enroll in a plan now, or change plans if you qualify for special enrollment. You can also apply for Medicaid anytime.

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For coverage beginning January 1, select a plan within the next

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Payment Deadlines

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 your payment is due, you’re still considered covered as of the plan start date.

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Renewing Your Coverage

If you already have insurance in 2020 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/TTY: 711 if any of the information in the letter needs to be updated.

If you’re happy with your current plan, you don’t need to do anything. We’ll automatically renew you into the same plan for coverage beginning January 1, 2021, if you don’t select a new plan by December 15, 2020. If you’d like to pick a different plan for 2021, login to your account during open enrollment, and choose a new plan.