District of Columbia: Boosting Enrollment & Addressing Public Charge Rules: Hispanic Enrollment Week of Action

via the DC Health Link, where DC residents can still #GetCovered until January 31st:

  • Latino leaders to discuss state of enrollment opportunities at 6th Annual Hispanic Leadership Health Forum; Enrollment and outreach events scheduled throughout DC

Despite national studies showing the Latino community saw the biggest drops in uninsured rates thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the uninsured rate for Latinos continues to be significantly higher than in other minority communities, according to a United States Census report.

DC Health Link, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Latino Affairs (MOLA), the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and many community-based organizations, will host its annual, action-packed week of intensive enrollment and outreach activities during its Annual Hispanic Enrollment Week of Action. DC Health Link is using this Week of Action to accelerate outreach efforts to promote, educate and motivate Latino enrollment in quality, affordable health insurance. The Hispanic Enrollment Week of Action runs through January 19, 2020.

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 9:00am – 12:30pm

  • DC Health Link Hispanic Leadership Forum
  • “Access to Health Insurance: Understanding Your Rights”
  • Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (Second Floor)
  • 2000 14th Street, NW
  • Washington, DC 20009

Opening Remarks and Welcome:

  • Diane Lewis, President, DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority Executive Board
  • Greetings: Jackie Reyes, Director, Mayor’s Office of Latino Affairs;
  • Monica Palacios, Director of Office of Human Rights
  • Master of Ceremonies: Khalid Pitts, DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority Executive Board Member

Symposium: "The Public Charge: Meaning and Implications"

  • Moderator: Purvee Kemp, General Counsel and Chief Policy Advisor,
  • DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority
  • Panelists: Alicia Wilson, Consultant, National Immigration Center; Abel Nuñez, Executive Director, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN); and Margarita Dilone, Executive Director, Crystal Insurance Group

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

  • One Touch Enrollment Event
  • Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
  • 1100 Harvard Street, NW
  • Washington, DC 20009
  • Description: Enrollment, free expert assistance

Friday, January 17, 2019, 10:00am – 12:00pm

  • Consulate of Mexico
  • 1250 23rd Street, NW #002
  • Washington, DC 20037
  • Description: Enrollment, free expert assistance

Friday, January 17, 2020, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

  • “Takin it to the Street” Enrollment and Outreach
  • Columbia Heights Civic Plaza
  • 14th Street & Park Road, NW
  • Description: Enrollment, DC Health Link Education and Outreach

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 9:00am – 12:00pm

  • One Touch Enrollment Event
  • Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
  • 1100 Harvard Street, NW
  • Washington, DC 20009
  • Description: Enrollment, free expert assistance

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

  • “Beauty and Barber Day” Enrollment
  • Golden Scissors
  • 3062 Mount Pleasant Street NW
  • Washington, DC 20009
  • Description: Enrollment, DC Health Link Education and Outreach

DC Health Link’s Open Enrollment for individuals and families continues through January 31, 2020. For District residents, there are 25 private health insurance options from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente for individuals and families. Eligible District residents can enroll in a health insurance plan online throughDCHealthLink.com or by calling (855) 532-LINK [5465]. Plan selections made by January 15 will be effective on February 1, 2020. Plan selections made between January 16 and January 31 will be effective on March 1, 2020. Small businesses—as well as individuals and families eligible for Medicaid—can enroll through DCHealthLink.com at any point.