Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
You or your spouse may be eligible to purchase health insurance coverage through employer-sponsored or group plans (e.g. associations.) You can join these plans during employers’ open enrollment seasons. For more information on employer-sponsored plans, contact your employer's human resources division or benefit specialist.
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, you have expanded protections with your health insurance options. To learn more about them, please follow the links below.
Private Health Insurance Plans
Forty-seven thousand District residents purchased their health insurance plans directly through the private market in 2008, according to the US Census Bureau. Private health insurance plans can be purchased directly from a health insurance company or a health maintenance organization (HMO). When opting to get a private health insurance plan, you should compare the benefits and costs included in each plan to determine the best one for you.
Here in the District of Columbia, private health insurance plans include major medical, indemnity or fee-for service, and managed care (i.e. HMO, point of service and preferred provider organization.)
Below is a list of private insurance carriers that sell health insurance products in the District of Columbia. The links will redirect you to the websites of these health insurance companies and HMOs. There you will be able to find contact information including addresses and telephone numbers as well as more information about them.
Note: The District of Columbia government provides the external links as a public service. The inclusion of, or linking to, other website URLs does not imply our endorsement of, nor responsibility for, those websites, but has been done as a convenience to our website visitors.