DC Health Care Alliance renewals are restarting as of July 1, 2022. See answers to Frequently Asked Questions online.
What is the DC Healthcare Alliance?
The DC Healthcare Alliance Program (“the Alliance”) is a locally-funded program designed to provide medical assistance to District residents who are not eligible for Medicaid. The Alliance program serves low-income District residents who have no other health insurance and are not eligible for either Medicaid or Medicare.
To be eligible for the DC Healthcare Alliance, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia, meet financial eligibility requirements, and not have any other health or medical health coverage.
Alliance and ICP Renewals Frequently Asked Questions
Alliance and Immigrant Children’s Program Renewal Restart Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The webpage announces the restart of renewals for Alliance and Immigrant Children’s Program (ICP) and provide answers to frequently asked questions related to the restart.
1. When will Alliance and ICP renewals restart?
Renewals will restart on July 1, 2022, for households whose coverage is due to renew on August 31, 2022, and on a rolling basis thereafter based on the date the beneficiary is scheduled to renew coverage.
2. Will the restart of Alliance and ICP renewals impact Medicaid coverage?
Alliance and ICP are locally funded programs and do not impact federally funded Medicaid. The federal public health emergency is still in effect and the continued coverage protections are ongoing. If an Alliance or ICP beneficiary is determined eligible for Medicaid during their renewal, the individual will transition to Medicaid coverage.
3. What has changed since the last time Alliance and ICP beneficiaries have completed renewals?
Alliance and ICP beneficiaries no longer need to complete a face-to-face interview as a requirement for renewal. Starting October 2022, Alliance certification periods will be 12 months instead of 6 months. Households due to renew in August and September will be recertified for 6 months initially, then 12 months at their next renewal.
In addition, the income limits have been updated to align with MAGI Medicaid standards and income levels shown below. The Alliance program no longer has a resource test of $4000 for a household of 1 and $6,000 for a household of 2. Alliance beneficiaries no longer have to provide resource information like a checking or saving account statements at their renewal.
|Household Size||DC Health Care Alliance Program|
|210% +5% Income disregard|
|1 person household, monthly||$2,434.88|
|2 person household, monthly||$3,280.54|
|3 person household, monthly||$4,126.21|
|4 person household, monthly||$4,971.88|
|5 person household, monthly||$5,817.54|
Immigrant Children’s Program (ICP)
|Household Size||Children (0-18), 319%||Children (19-20)|
319% + 5% disregard
|216% + 5% disregard|
|1 person household, monthly||$3,669||$2,502|
|2 person household, monthly||$4,943||$3,372|
|3 person household, monthly||$6,218||$4,241|
|4 person household, monthly||$7,492||$5,110|
|5 person household, monthly||$8,766||$5,979|
4. How can Alliance and ICP beneficiaries renew their coverage?
Online: In November 2021, the District added Alliance and ICP to the District Direct eligibility system, allowing beneficiaries to complete their renewal, report changes, submit verifications, and view notices online or through the mobile app.
Beneficiaries may visit https://districtdirect.dc.gov/ or download the mobile app through the Apple App Store or Google Play.
You can access District Direct by first creating an account. If you do not have an account, you can create an account at https://districtdirect.dc.gov/ or through the District Direct Mobile Application (available on the Google Play or Apple App Stores).
On the main page, click on “Login” and then click “Create Account”. On the next page, enter the information required to create your account (e.g., username, password).
Once complete, click “Create Account”. Once your account is created, you must connect your account by clicking “Connect Your Account” on the homepage and entering the required information to connect your account. Once your account is connected, navigate back to the homepage to see your information.
If you have an account, you can access your account at districtdirect.dc.gov or through the District Direct Mobile Application (available on the Google Play and Apple App Stores). You must enter your User ID and Password to access your account. If you applied for benefits online, you created your User ID and Password when you applied for benefits.
If you forgot your Username or Password, you can reset it by clicking the “Forgot Password” or “Forgot Username” link, or by calling District Direct Customer Service toll free at 1-202-727-5355.
By Mail: Beneficiaries may mail their renewal to:
Department of Human Services | Economic Security Administration
Case Record Management Unit
P.O. Box 91560
Washington, DC 20090
In Person: Beneficiaries may submit their renewal form a Department of Human Services service center.
By Fax: Fax the Application to (202) 671-4400
5. What verifications are needed at renewal?
Alliance beneficiaries will need to provide District residency and income verification. For the ICP, the parent’s income needs to be provided along with the renewal form. Residency verification is only required for ICP beneficiaries who are 20 years old.
|Verification Type||Acceptable Verifications|
|Residency (only one form of verification is required)||
For questions about Alliance and ICP restart FAQ contact [email protected].
If you have any questions, you may call (202) 727-5355 from 7:30 am to 4:45 pm, Monday-Friday.