Find Affordable Health Insurance in Washington DC

Find individual health insurance in Washington DC.
Discover more plans at the lowest available cost.

Washington DC State Health Resources

Residents can also refer to a number of resources within Washington DC:

Apply for Washington DC Health Insurance coverage at eHealthInsurance. We offer thousands of health plans underwritten by more than 180 of the nation’s health insurance companies. Compare Washington DC health plans side by side, get health insurance quotes, apply online and find affordable health insurance today. You can read more about the Affordable Care Act in our Obamacare Resource Center.

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We offer a broad selection of Washington DC health plans for individuals, families and small businesses from most of the leading Washington DC health insurance companies.

Washington DC Medical Insurance Statistics

Consider the following statistics about health care coverage in Washington DC:

685,800

Total Washington DC Residents

5%

Total Uninsured Washington DC Residents

280,376

Total Washington DC HMO enrollment

$1,493

Avg annual employee premium in Washington DC employer-sponsored plan (after employer contribution)

$2,609

Avg Washington DC hospital cost per inpatient day (before insurance)
Source data according to the Kaiser Family Foundation: Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, states (2007-2008), U.S. (2008); Total HMO Enrollment, July 2008; Average Single Premium per Enrolled Employee; For Employer-Based Health Insurance, 2008; Hospital Adjusted Expenses per Inpatient Day, 2007

Frequently asked questions

Washington, DC mandates that residents have health insurance coverage or pay a penalty. Washington, DC, a strong supporter of the federal Affordable Care Act, has implemented a number of consumer-protection strategies to make getting health insurance easier for residents, including expanding Medicaid coverage.
Individuals and business owners purchase health insurance through DC Health Link. It is the sole source for buying individual and small group health plans. The annual open enrollment period is 3 months, beginning in November. Washington, D.C. residents may bridge a health coverage gap by purchasing a non-renewable short-term policy, with a maximum coverage term of three months.
The cheapest health insurance in District of Columbia starts for as low as $231.65 per person for major medical plans.*
Metal LevelLowest Monthly Premium*
Bronze$231.65
Silver$271.25
Gold$331
Platinum$430.16
* This is the lowest-price Bronze plan available from eHealth in District of Columbia, but actual prices available depend on zip code, age, gender, and other factors.  Get a personalized quote to see what may be available for you.
District of Columbia residents can expect to pay an average of $254.1 per person* for a major medical individual health insurance plan. Prices will vary and premiums can be lower if you are in good health.
Metal LevelAverage Monthly Premium*
Bronze$254.1
Silver$286.59
Gold$359.13
Platinum$434.12
* This is the average price of a plan available from eHealth in District of Columbia, but actual prices available depend on zip code, age, gender, and other factors.  Get a personalized quote to see what may be available for you.