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DC Health Link Enrollment Fair

  • When: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Martin Luther King Jr, Memorial Library
  • Cost: Not available
  • Age limit2: Not available
  • Categories: Community, Health l Health

Have Questions about the New Health Insurance Policy and
How to Get It? Join Us This Saturday at the
DC Health Link Enrollment Fair

Shop, Compare and Enroll On-Site with Expert Assistance

WHAT/WHO:
DC Health Link is hosting a citywide information and enrollment opportunity to help District residents, small business owners and their employees learn about and shop, compare and enroll in quality health insurance plans that best meet their needs and budgets. The event will feature a variety of activities including enrollment Q&A, demonstrations, and one-on-one assistance with enrollment experts. Attendees can participate in free health screenings, Zumba and yoga demonstrations, entertainment, appearances by DC United soccer players and much, much more.

WHEN/WHERE:
Saturday, November 23, 2013: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW

DC Health Link Enrollment Fair Highlights
Morning Session: 10:00 am-12:00 noon
 Official opening and remarks, DC Health Link’s Executive Director, Mila Kofman, Councilmember Yvette Alexander, Chair of the Committee on Health, Board members of DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority, Acting Director of DC Public Library, Joi Mecks, and others.
 DC Health Link presentation, demonstration and Q&A.
 In-person assistance for residents seeking to enroll in health insurance.
 Workshops for small business owners.
 Free health screenings, Zumba and yoga sessions.
 DC United soccer players.

Afternoon Session: Noon-3:00 pm
 Remarks by Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.
 DC Health Link presentation, demonstration, and Q&A.
 In-person assistance for residents seeking to enroll in health insurance.
 Workshops for small business owners.
 Local entertainment.
 Free health screenings, Zumba and yoga sessions.

BACKGROUND:
The new health law provides individuals, families, and small businesses in the
District of Columbia with new options for quality, affordable health insurance. DC Health Link is the District’s online health insurance marketplace that allows visitors to shop, compare, and buy coverage that fits their needs and budgets. As of November 13, more than 20,000 residents and business owners have created secure accounts at DCHealthLink.com to shop, compare, and enroll in quality, affordable health insurance plans.
Eligible residents have until March 31, 2014, to enroll in a health insurance plan through DCHealthLink.com. Those who enroll before December 15, 2013, will have benefits effective January 1, 2014. Small businesses can choose coverage and enroll their employees through DCHealthLink.com at any point.