Washington D.C. Health Plans

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Finding Affordable Health Insurance in Washington D.C.

The District of Columbia offers a great variety of Health Insurance Plans. From Short-Term affordable coverage, to long term plans that offer comprehensive coverage for all the family. It’s easy to find great plans to suit your lifestyle and your budget.

Who Needs Coverage?

Since the Affordable Care Act came into force every person living in the US is required to maintain a health insurance plan. Your plan must be Obamacare approved or you will be subject to a tax penalty.

What’s available?

Individual and Family Plans – ACA Compliant

All long-term health insurance plans must now meet minimum coverage requirements. The Affordable Care Acts sets out these minimum levels to ensure everybody has access to an affordable comprehensive insurance plan. Fortunately this means that when you buy a ACA compliant plan you can rest assured that your plan will cover care like emergency room treatment, prescription drugs and physical rehabilitation.

The state marketplace, DC Health Link, approves and regulates all plans available in the state. This means that you will have access to a variety of ACA compliant plans, giving you the opportunity to find an affordable plan that meets your needs as an individual. There are also subsidies available to help people lower premium costs if you earn between 100 and 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Click here to learn more about ACA approved health plans in District of Colombia.

Short-Term Plans

Short-term plans are a great option for people looking for a health insurance policy to protect them for a limited period of time. They’re super flexible, meaing you can find a plan with the duration and coverage level that best suit your needs! They’re perfect for people who have an insurance gap they need to cover or perhaps need extra coverage for a special event. Although short-term plans won’t protect you from the health insurance tax penalty, they can help protect you from high healthcare costs. You can find out more here.


If you’re going to be eligible for Medicare in the next six months, or you’re considering taking out additional Medicare coverage, or even altering your current Medicare plan, then our Medicare page can help you get a head start on the process. If you already know what you’re looking for, click here to request information on plans in your area.


The District of Columbia has extended it’s Medicaid to allow people with low household incomes to register in a Medicaid plan. If you think you and your family may qualify you can find out more information at the state’s Medicaid website.

Where can I enroll for a plan?

HealthMatchup can give you instant access to quotes for Obamacare Individual and Family Plans, Short-Term and Medicare plans. Our quoting process is quick and easy; simply tell us a few basic facts about yourself and we’ll gather quotes from the best providers in your area.

When can I enroll for a plan?

Anytime! Some form of insurance is available all year round but let’s look at the specifics:

Individual and Family Plans

Enrollment in an Affordable Care Act compliant plan must usually happen during the yearly Open Enrollment Period. The Enrollment Period for 2021 coverage is now open! This is your yearly opportunity to enroll in a new healthcare plan. Act fast, this period closes on December 15th. Click here to explore your options. There are other opportunities for people to sign up outside the OEP if they experience a life event. Qualifying life events can be anything from moving home to losing existing coverage. There are many qualifying reasons and we can check to see if you may be eligible to enroll today. It’s important not to wait though, as you only have 60 days following the event to enroll in a plan. If you haven’t experienced any recent life changes we can still connect you with some fantastic short-term plans.

Short-term plans

Short-term plans are available all year round. Request a quote now to find great plans in your area.


You can first enroll in a Medicare plan during the Initial Enrollment Period (IEP), which lasts seven months. Your IEP starts 3 months before the month of your 65th birthday. When your IEP is coming up, we can help you find great options in your area. If you already have Medicare, you can change, add to, or drop your existing coverage during the Annual Enrollment Period (October 15th – December 7th). You can learn more about your Medicare options and enrollment periods by clicking here.


You should contact your state’s Medicaid services to find out when you can enroll.



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