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10 days left to enroll

​Only ten days left to enroll in affordable, comprehensive coverage on HealthCare.gov

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

RALEIGH · Dec. 5, 2018 – December 15 is the last day for North Carolinians to enroll in affordable, comprehensive health coverage for 2019 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 2019 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 these last 10 days," Mark Van Arnam, co-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 nearly 30 enrollment events across the state between now and the end of this year's open-enrollment period, including multiple events on Saturday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 15.

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 2019 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 on HealthCare.gov.

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, Co-Director, NC Navigator Consortium, 704-785-0839, MarkV@legalaidnc.org
Sean Driscoll, Director of Public Relations, Legal Aid NC, 919-856-2132, seand@legalaidnc.org

The NC Navigator Consortium is a group of seven 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 East, Capital Care Collaborative, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Cumberland HealthNet, HealthNet Gaston, and Legal Aid of North Carolina, which leads the consortium. 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. Learn more at legalaidnc.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.