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RAMW Joins Small Businesses Enrolling in Health Coverage through DC Health Link

September 15, 2014

Contact: Linda Roth Associates, Inc. 

Anthony Hesselius (703) 471-2703, Ashley Abed (703) 417-2705 

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Joins Small Businesses Enrolling in Health Coverage through DC Health Link​

Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2014)—Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) has purchased health insurance for its employees through DC Health Link, an online marketplace geared toward small businesses to shop, select and compare health insurance policies from various carriers to offer coverage to employees. RAMW joins a growing number of DC-based small businesses who have taken advantage of the affordable healthcare options offered through the marketplace.

“We chose to make the switch to DC Health Link because we felt we would receive a quality product and cost savings for the organization,” explains RAMW President and CEO, Kathy E. Hollinger. She continued, “We recommend DC Health Link as the best option for our small business members looking to offer quality healthcare options to their employees.”

DC Health Link provides small businesses the same purchasing power as large corporations in choosing health insurance options via an array of significant decision-making tools such as, access to over 250 different qualified health plans from multiple insurance carriers, connections to certified insurance brokers who assist in the selection process and enrollment. In addition, DC Health Link provides easy monthly administration of plans selected by employees.  “We are saving approximately $1,400 per month and are offering our staff comprehensive coverage,” Hollinger said.

“RAMW found what other small businesses in the District have found—significant savings when purchasing health insurance through DC Health Link,” said Kate Sullivan Hare, Executive Board Member of the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority. She continued, “My husband Neil Hare’s firm, Global Vision Communications, signed up in December and is saving approximately $800 per month including 100 percent coverage of the employee premium.” 

“We welcome RAMW as a new customer,” said Mila Kofman, J.D., Executive Director of the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority.  

For more information about DC Health Link, please contact Jackie Ludden, Project Director, for the RAMW/DC Health Link Partnership at or visit  

About RAMW
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.

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