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Do you Need Health Insurance? See if you Qualify.

Find someone nearby to help you apply.

The Open Enrollment Period when people can enroll in a health insurance plan for 2018 runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. People and groups in your community can help you apply, pick a plan, and enroll – all for free. Most are available to meet in-person.


 Some helpful things to know

  • If you don’t already have health coverage, the Marketplace is a way to find and buy health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs.
  • You can enroll during Open Enrollment or during a Special Enrollment Period if you qualify because of a life change.
  • With one simple application, you can find out if you might be eligible for help paying for a Marketplace health plan or for programs like Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
  • You can apply online at, by phone, by mail, or in-person with the help of a trained assister or navigator.
  • For more information, visit Or, call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325.
  • Here’s a link to BlueCross NC’s open enrollment page.

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