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

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 or 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, and complete the enrollment.

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Media Contacts
Mark Van Arnam, Director, NC Navigator Consortium, 336-272-0148, [email protected]

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 East, 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. 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. Learn more at legalaidnc.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.