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Frequently Asked Questions Insurance

I am a Member of Congress or designated congressional staff. If I make a change to my DC Health Link plan based on a Qualifying Life Event, when will the new coverage take effect?

For the birth or adoption of a child, coverage for the child (and other new enrollees) begins on the date of birth or adoption.  For other QLEs, coverage begins on the 1st day of the month following the date of the event (e.g., if you married 4/14, coverage for the new spouse starts 5/1).  If you are dropping coverage for yourself or a family member, coverage ends on the last day of the month in which the life event occurred (e.g., if an enrolled spouse gets a new job on 4/14 and gains employer coverage, the end date of the spouse's coverage is 4/30).

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