Courtesy of DC Health Link
**FILE** Courtesy of DC Health Link

District of Columbia residents still have several weeks left to sign up for health insurance through DC Health Link, the District’s state-based health insurance exchange established under the Affordable Care Act.

While the final deadline has passed for individuals across the country to sign up for health insurance through the federal marketplace (, DC Health Link’s open enrollment for individuals and families continues through Jan. 31.

There are 25 private health insurance options for city residents, from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente for individuals and families. Eligible residents can enroll in a health insurance plan online through or by calling 855-532-LINK (5465).

Plan selections made by Jan. 15 will go into effect Feb. 1. Plan selections made between Jan. 16 and Jan. 31 will go into effect March 1.

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