Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act kicks off November 15 and continues through February 15, 2015. The Council has a long history of supporting universal health care as a justice issue As people of faith, we believe that all our brothers and sisters deserve access to the medical care they need.
Re-enrollment, while not required for those already in the ACA, is highly encouraged to update consumer information and because new plans have entered the market in North Carolina with the potential for improved coverage and lower rates. The deadline for re-enrollment is December 15.
So far, almost 360,000 North Carolinians have enrolled in health insurance through the ACA and 91% of them qualified for financial help in paying their premiums.
If you are enrolling or re-enrolling, additional information and help are available:
- By phone at 1-855-733-3711 (assistant in English or in Spanish)
- On the web at the Health Insurance Marketplace, NC Get Covered, and Get Covered America.
- In a bulletin insert from the Council of Churches and the Big Tent Coalition that is available as a free download. Some printed copies are also available for free by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 919-828-6501.
In addition, there will be enrollment events statewide on November 15:
- Durham, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Durham Public Health Department, 414 East Main Street, Durham.
- Wake, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wake Health Services, 1001 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh.
- Mecklenburg, Children and Family Services Center, 601 East Fifth Street, Charlotte.
- Guilford, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Evans-Blount Health Center, 2301 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Greensboro.
- Forsyth, NC Missions of Mercy Dental Clinic, Fairgrounds Education Building, 414 Deacon Boulevard, Winston-Salem.
- Buncombe, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., US Cellular Civic Center, 87 Haywood Street, Asheville.
- Robeson, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Southeastern Surgical Center, 2934 North Elm Street, Lumberton.
- Lenoir, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lenoir County Farmer’s Market, 1000 North Heritage Street, Kinston.