DC Health Link Deadlines


DC Health Link Deadlines

Keep up to date with the latest DC Health Link deadlines for new business and renewals.

Deadlines for DC Health Link Groups

The deadlines listed below are only for DC Health Link cases. For MD and VA carrier deadlines, click here

New Business EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2021 
April 1st Last day to complete initial employer application (Publish Plan Year)
April 10th Last day to complete initial employer application (Publish Plan Year)
April 14th Last day to pay initial premium (Binder Payment by ACH debit ONLY paid either online or by phone)

Renewing Groups EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2021
April 5th Last day to complete employer renewal application (Deadline to Publish Plan Year)
April 13th Last day of employee open enrollment period – update plan selections if ANY changes made to Reference plan
Premium Payments Continue to pay monthly invoice as received by mail
New Business EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2021 
May 1st Last day to complete initial employer application (Publish Plan Year)
May 10th Last day of Employee Open Enrollment period and invoice is sent by email on following day 
May 12th Last day to pay initial premium (Binder Payment by ACH debit ONLY paid either online or by phone)

Renewing Groups EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2021
May 5th Last day to complete employer renewal application (Deadline to Publish Plan Year)
May 13th Last day of employee open enrollment period – update plan selections if ANY changes made to Reference plan
Premium Payments Continue to pay monthly invoice as received by mail
New Business EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021 
June 1st Last day to complete initial employer application (Publish Plan Year)
June 10th Last day of Employee Open Enrollment period and invoice is sent by email on following day 
June 14th Last day to pay initial premium (Binder Payment by ACH debit ONLY paid either online or by phone)

Renewing Groups EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021
June 5th Last day to complete employer renewal application (Deadline to Publish Plan Year)
June 13th Last day of employee open enrollment period – update plan selections if ANY changes made to Reference plan
Premium Payments Continue to pay monthly invoice as received by mail
New Business EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2021 
July 1st Last day to complete initial employer application (Publish Plan Year)
July 10th Last day of Employee Open Enrollment period and invoice is sent by email on following day 
July 13th Last day to pay initial premium (Binder Payment by ACH debit ONLY paid either online or by phone)

Renewing Groups AUGUST 1, 2021
July 5th Last day to complete employer renewal application (Deadline to Publish Plan Year)
July 13th Last day of employee open enrollment period – update plan selections if ANY changes made to Reference plan
Premium Payments Continue to pay monthly invoice as received by mail
New Business EFFECTIVE September 1, 2021 
August 1st Last day to complete initial employer application (Publish Plan Year)
August 10th Last day of Employee Open Enrollment period and invoice is sent by email on following day 
August 12th Last day to pay initial premium (Binder Payment by ACH debit ONLY paid either online or by phone)

Renewing Groups September 1, 2021
August 5th Last day to complete employer renewal application (Deadline to Publish Plan Year)
August 13th Last day of employee open enrollment period – update plan selections if ANY changes made to Reference plan
Premium Payments Continue to pay monthly invoice as received by mail
New Business EFFECTIVE October 1, 2021 
September 1st Last day to complete initial employer application (Publish Plan Year)
September 10th Last day of Employee Open Enrollment period and invoice is sent by email on following day 
September 14th Last day to pay initial premium (Binder Payment by ACH debit ONLY paid either online or by phone)

Renewing Groups October 1, 2021
September 5th Last day to complete employer renewal application (Deadline to Publish Plan Year)
September 13th Last day of employee open enrollment period – update plan selections if ANY changes made to Reference plan
Premium Payments Continue to pay monthly invoice as received by mail
New Business EFFECTIVE November 1, 2021 
October 1st Last day to complete initial employer application (Publish Plan Year)
October 10th Last day of Employee Open Enrollment period and invoice is sent by email on following day 
October 12th Last day to pay initial premium (Binder Payment by ACH debit ONLY paid either online or by phone)

Renewing Groups November 1, 2021
October 5th Last day to complete employer renewal application (Deadline to Publish Plan Year)
October 13th Last day of employee open enrollment period – update plan selections if ANY changes made to Reference plan
Premium Payments Continue to pay monthly invoice as received by mail
New Business EFFECTIVE December 1, 2021 
November 1st Last day to complete initial employer application (Publish Plan Year)
November 10th Last day of Employee Open Enrollment period and invoice is sent by email on following day 
November 15th Last day to pay initial premium (Binder Payment by ACH debit ONLY paid either online or by phone)

Renewing Groups December 1, 2021
November 5th Last day to complete employer renewal application (Deadline to Publish Plan Year)
November 13th Last day of employee open enrollment period – update plan selections if ANY changes made to Reference plan
Premium Payments Continue to pay monthly invoice as received by mail
New Business EFFECTIVE January 1, 2022 
December 1st Last day to complete initial employer application (Publish Plan Year)
December 10th Last day of Employee Open Enrollment period and invoice is sent by email on following day 
December 14th Last day to pay initial premium (Binder Payment by ACH debit ONLY paid either online or by phone)

Renewing Groups January 1, 2022
December 5th Last day to complete employer renewal application (Deadline to Publish Plan Year)
December 13th Last day of employee open enrollment period – update plan selections if ANY changes made to Reference plan
Premium Payments Continue to pay monthly invoice as received by mail