How Do I Sign Up for Obamacare in the District of Columbia?
The easiest way to sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act is to go to the online health insurance marketplace for the District of Columbia. If you're not ready to enroll right now, you can get more information online, over the phone, or in person.
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. Or, if you prefer, you can download and complete a paper application.
You might not see any mention of Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act when you visit the exchange website, but rest assured you’ve landed in the right place. The exchange was established solely for the purpose of informing consumers about the Affordable Care Act and providing plans under the law.
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 certified Assister or from a certified agent or broker.
Assisters 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 are allowed to offer suggestions about particular plans.
To find a District of Columbia certified Assister, broker, or agent, use the Get Expert Help page at DC Health Link.
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.
Telephone support is available Monday through Friday from 8AM to 7PM.
Keep Up to Date
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Learn important facts about the Obamacare open enrollment period for 2017.
Learn which the District of Columbia residents must have health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) and find out about the penalty you'll pay if you don't have a qualifying health plan.
A licensed insurance agent or broker can help you compare plans, figure out whether you qualify for subsidies, and apply for coverage in the District of Columbia.