Call 1-855-733-3711 (toll-free) or visit
ncnavigator.net to make your free, in-person appointment with an NC Navigator near you
Mark your calendars!Enrollment opens: Nov. 1, 2019Enrollment closes: Dec. 15, 2019
Call or click for free in-person help!Toll-free: 1-855-733-3711Online: ncnavigator.net
Find a free enrollment event!Check out the calendar on ncnavigator.net to find a free enrollment event near you. Eighty events are scheduled throughout open enrollment—20+ in the first week alone!
Affordable monthly premiums!The average cost of premiums is down to $68 a month, cheaper than last year.
Financial assistance is available!Nine in 10 North Carolinians enrolled in a HealthCare.gov plan receive financial assistance. Navigators can help consumers apply for financial assistance.
RALEIGH · October 31, 2019—NC Navigators are here to help North Carolinians enroll in affordable health insurance plans on
HealthCare.gov during the Affordable Care Act's seventh open-enrollment period, which starts November 1 and runs through December 15.
Throughout open enrollment, North Carolina consumers can call 1-855-733-3711 (toll-free) or visit
ncnavigator.net to schedule a free, confidential, in-person appointment with a certified NC Navigator in their area.
Consumers can also meet with navigators by attending any of the 80 free enrollment events to be held across the state during open enrollment. All enrollment events are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Check out the events calendar on
ncnavigator.net for the complete list.
NC navigators are trained to help consumers enroll in coverage on the Health Insurance Marketplace at
HealthCare.gov, the online storefront that consumers can visit to browse and enroll in affordable, comprehensive health insurance plans.
NC navigators can help consumers understand the details of the plans available on
HealthCare.gov, complete the enrollment process and determine their eligibility for financial assistance. Last year, nine in 10 North Carolinians who enrolled in coverage on
HealthCare.gov received financial assistance.
"We want consumers to know that financial assistance is still available," Mark Van Arnam, director of the Consortium, said. "Most North Carolinians who are enrolled in a
HealthCare.gov plan get financial help that lowers the monthly cost of their coverage to less than $70. Navigators can help consumers determine if they are eligible for financial assistance and, if they are, help them sign up to get it."
North Carolinians who are already enrolled in a
HealthCare.gov plan will automatically get re-enrolled in 2019 coverage, but navigators are urging consumers to check back in to see if a more suitable plan is available. The average cost of premiums has decreased to $68 a month, so consumers might be able to find a plan that offers equivalent or better coverage for cheaper.
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Mark Van Arnam, Director, NC Navigator Consortium, 336-272-0148,
The NC Navigator Consortium is a group of six health care, social service and legal aid organizations that helps North Carolina consumers enroll in affordable, comprehensive health insurance plans on
HealthCare.gov, the Health Insurance Marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act. Members of the consortium are
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy,
Council on Aging of Buncombe County,
HealthNet Gaston, and
Legal Aid of North Carolina, which leads the consortium. The consortium is funded in part by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and Cone Health. Learn more at
Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal help to low-income and vulnerable North Carolinians. Learn more at
legalaidnc.org or follow us on
The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity number CA-NAV-19-001 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.