Open Enrollment & Renewal Deadlines
Open enrollment for 2019 is November 1, 2018 – January 31, 2019. 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, 2019||December 15, 2018|
|February 1, 2019||January 15, 2019|
|March 1, 2019||January 31, 2019|
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Watch this brief video for quick tips on what you need to know if you're enrolling for the first time, or renewing your coverage.
Helping You Enroll Easier and Faster
With so many plans to choose from, it’s easy to find quality, affordable health coverage that meets your needs and budget. Go >
Plan Match Tool
Compare plans, see if you qualify for savings, see total estimated costs (not just premiums and deductibles) and more. Go >
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Prescription Drug Search
Find out which plans include coverage for your prescription drugs when you use Plan Match to compare plans. Go >
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.
Renewing Your Coverage
If you already have insurance in 2018 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 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, 2019, if you don’t select a new plan by December 15, 2018. If you’d like to pick a different plan for 2019, login to your account during open enrollment, and choose a new plan.