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An Important Message From Our
DC Chamber Partner
For Immediate Release : March 24, 2020
Contact:  Adam Hudson (202) 527-5622;  adam.hudson@dc.gov
Linda Wharton Boyd: (202) 351-9777;  linda.wharton-boyd@dc.gov
DC Residents Without Health Insurance Can Get Covered Now
Responding to COVID-19 public health emergency, DC Health Link makes it even easier for DC residents to sign up for coverage now
Washington, DC ­­  –  Uninsured District of Columbia residents can shop and enroll in private health insurance at  DCHealthLink.com . A Special Enrollment Period (SEP) has been in place and is currently set to continue through June 15, 2020. Enrollment is just as easy as during open enrollment: visit  DCHealthLink.com  to shop, compare, and enroll in coverage. All plans cover diagnosis, testing, and treatment for COVID-19 without cost-sharing.
There are also new resources available on  DCHealthLink.com  for DC Health Link enrollees about how DC Health Link plans cover COVID-19. DC Health Link launched a Coronavirus page on March 13 th  where DC Health Link enrollees can find a simple summary chart highlighting how DC Health Link insurers cover COVID-19 related services. 
For more information on new DC Health Link Coronavirus resources, visit  https://www.dchealthlink.com/coronavirus .
For District residents, there are 25 private health insurance options from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente for individuals and families. Eligible District residents can enroll in a health insurance plan online through  DCHealthLink.com . Small businesses—as well as individuals and families eligible for Medicaid—can enroll through  DCHealthLink.com  at any point.
The Affordable Care Act provides individuals, families, and small businesses in the District of Columbia with affordable options for quality health insurance. DC Health Link is the District’s online health insurance marketplace which allows visitors to shop, compare, and enroll in coverage that fits their needs and budgets.
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at  @DCHealthLink
For the latest information on the District Government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please visit  coronavirus.dc.gov .
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