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Information About Approved Rates for January 2019 Health Plan Offerings on DC Health Link

Open Enrollment for Plan Year 2019: DC Health Link’s open enrollment begins November 1 and runs through January 31, 2019. DC Health Link is an online marketplace created for individuals, families, and small business owners in the District of Columbia to shop, compare, and select health insurance that meets their health needs and budgets. For more information, visit dchealthlink.com or call (855) 532-5465.

This page contains approved health plan rate information for the District of Columbia’s health insurance marketplace, DC Health Link, for plan year 2019.

The average increase in 2019 premiums across all health insurers is 13 percent for individuals and four percent for small group plans. Aetna, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Kaiser Permanente and UnitedHealthcare—the same four major insurance companies as last year—will have plans on DC Health Link. CareFirst and Kaiser Permanente plans cover individuals, families and small businesses for the 2019 plan year. Aetna and UnitedHealthcare plans are only available in the small business market. Overall, 180 plans were filed, up from 177 last year. Small group plans increased by four to 155, and individual plans decreased from 26 to 25.

View the approved health insurance rate filings here.

The links below include tables of approved rates for individual and small business plans to be offered on DC Health Link in 2019. The tables show low, high and average premiums by company, product type and metal level for ages 27, 40 and 55.


Individual Rates
Use the links below to compare rates from all individual plans that will be offered on DC Health Link in 2019.


Small Business (SHOP) Rates
Use the links below to compare rates from all SHOP plans that will be offered on DC Health Link in 2019.


Comparison of Year-over-Year Rate Changes
Use these links for a comparison of year-over-year rate increases for those plans that were offered in both 2018 and 2019. The tables are broken down by carrier, product type and metal level.

  1. 2019 Comparison of Year-over-Year Rate Changes - Approved
  2. 2019 Comparison of Year-over-Year Rate Changes - Proposed
  3. 2018 Approved Rate Requests vs. 2019 Initial Filed and Approved Rate Requests
  4. Comparison of Current Rates to Original 2019 Rate Filing

Sample 2018 Approved Premiums

Use the link below to compare premiums for the plans that are included in DC Health Link for both 2018 and 2019. In 2019, there are 25 individual plans. Small group plans increased by four to 155. These comparisons look at the average difference in premiums for plans offered in both 2018 and 2019 under various scenarios, for both individuals and small groups, by carrier and metal tier level.

Carrier Plan Counts
Use these links to review changes to plans offered from 2018 to 2019.

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