How To Sign Up for Obamacare in the District of Columbia
To sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) you can go directly to the online health insurance marketplace for the District of Columbia -- or you can get help in person or over the phone.
For 2020 health plans, D.C. open enrollment runs from November 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020.
Where's the District of Columbia Health Care Exchange?
You can find the health insurance exchange for the District of Columbia at DC Health Link. This is where you can learn about the various health insurance options available to you under Obamacare. If you see a plan you like, you'll be guided through the enrollment process online.
Getting In-Person Help with Enrollment
In the District of Columbia, if you need help understanding your options for coverage under Obamacare or signing up for a plan, you can get free assistance from a navigator (often called a "certified assister" in D.C.) or from a licensed health insurance agent or broker.
Navigators can explain your options, answer your questions, and help you apply for the plan you choose -- but they can't recommend a specific plan for you.
Private insurance agents or brokers can also help you understand your health care coverage options under Obamacare. Unlike government-trained navigators and counselors, they are allowed to suggest the best plan for you.
Find a navigator. To find a District of Columbia certified navigator, broker, or agent, use the Get Expert Help page at DC Health Link.
Talk to a licensed broker. To directly connect with a the District of Columbia insurance broker who can help you evaluate insurance plans and choose a plan that's appropriate for your situation, call 800-943-6832. (We receive advertising income from the licensed brokers who offer their services through this telephone number.)
Getting Help by Phone
If you want answers over the phone, call the toll-free number for DC Health Link at 855-532-5465. If you are hearing impaired, please call the TTY line: 711-1-532-5465.
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