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Healthcare.gov: Enroll by December 15! We Can Help!
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Healthcare.gov: Enroll by December 15! We Can Help!

Time is running out to enroll in affordable, comprehensive coverage on HealthCare.gov

NC Navigators are here to help! North Carolinians can call 1-855-733-3711 (toll-free) or visit ncnavigator.net to schedule a free appointment or find a free enrollment event

RALEIGH · December 6, 2019—December 15 is the last day for North Carolinians to enroll in affordable, comprehensive health coverage for 2020 on HealthCare.gov, the Health Insurance Marketplace established by the federal Affordable Care Act.

North Carolinians who have questions or want help enrolling or re-enrolling in 2020 coverage can call 1-855-733-3711 (toll-free) or visit ncnavigator.net to schedule a free, in-person appointment with an NC Navigator near them, or to find a free enrollment event in their area.

"We have a lot planned for the last week of open enrollment," Mark Van Arnam, director of the NC Navigator Consortium, said.

"We want to make it as easy as possible for consumers to get help. Call us, visit our website, come to one of our events. We are here to help. Time may be running out, but it's definitely not too late to enroll," Van Arnam said.

The NC Navigator Consortium, the state's only navigator organization, is holding multiple enrollment events across the state between now and the end of this year's open-enrollment period.

NC Navigators will be available at the enrollment events to hold free, confidential, one-on-one meetings with consumers. The enrollment events are completely free and open to the public. No appointment or prior registration is required.

NC Navigators are trained to help consumers enroll in coverage on HealthCare.gov. They 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.

After December 15, North Carolinians can only enroll in 2020 coverage on HealthCare.gov if they qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Consumers can qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if they experience certain life changes, like getting married or divorced, having a baby or adopting a child, moving, or losing health coverage. Learn more about Special Enrollment Periods.

NC Navigators are available throughout the year and can help consumers determine if they qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

North Carolinians who are already enrolled in a HealthCare.gov plan should log into the website to make sure their information is up to date. There are new plans available that might better fit their needs and budget.

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Media Contacts

Mark Van Arnam, Director, NC Navigator Consortium, 336-272-0148, MarkV@legalaidnc.org

About

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 Access EastCharlotte Center for Legal AdvocacyCouncil on Aging of Buncombe CountyCumberland HealthNetHealthNet 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 ncnavigator.net.

Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal help to low-income and vulnerable North Carolinians.

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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.