During Open Enrollment, the NC Navigator Consortium has already helped more than 20,000 North Carolinians

Dec. 15, 2022, is the last day to enroll for coverage that starts Jan. 1, 2023; HealthCare.gov Open Enrollment ends Jan. 15, 2023

Raleigh, N.C. – Since the 2023 Open Enrollment period began Nov. 1, 2022, the NC Navigator Consortium has helped more than 20,000 North Carolinians by educating them about health insurance, showing them their coverage options and enrolling them in affordable policies. This large number is the result of ramped up awareness campaigns, outreach efforts and a return to in-person enrollment events to spread the word about available enhanced tax credits and subsidies and the end of the family glitch. More information is available at the newly redesigned NCNavigator.net.

For those enrolling in coverage on the Health Insurance Marketplace® at HealthCare.gov, there are two important upcoming deadlines:

“The biggest mistake consumers make during Open Enrollment is missing the deadline or waiting until the last minute,” said Mark Van Arnam, director of the NC Navigator Consortium. “Enrolling or renewing policies on HealthCare.gov can take time, so we urge people to reach out to our health insurance Navigators for free help as soon as possible.”

The NC Navigator Consortium’s federally qualified health insurance Navigators are available for free appointments (by phone, in person or virtually) to provide local help to consumers needing to apply for or update their Marketplace coverage. The NC Navigator Consortium connects consumers to qualified health plans that provide essential health benefits and preventive care, in addition to mental health care, ER care and maternity coverage, not limited by caps or pre-existing conditions. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 1-855-733-3711 or online at NCNavigator.net.

The NC Navigator Consortium is the only federally funded Navigator entity in the state that serves all 100 counties across North Carolina, and it is supported in part by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Learn more at NCNavigator.net, and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Members of the Consortium are Access East, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Cumberland HealthNET, HealthCare Access, HealthNet Gaston, Kintegra Health, NC FIELD and Pisgah Legal Services. The Consortium is led by Legal Aid of North Carolina

Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity. Learn more at legalaidnc.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube


The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity number NAVCA210405-02-00 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.