Patients should know that regardless of the debate in Washington, DC, the Affordable Care Act is still the law and the open enrollment period for those seeking health insurance through the Marketplace at is much shorter this year. Enrollment for 2018 will run from Nov. 1, 2017 to Dec. 15, 2017. Help navigating the various plan options is available.

  • Financial assistance is available – 9 in 10 North Carolinians who enrolled in a plan received financial assistance to help pay their premiums.
  • Free, in-person assistance is available to help with enrolling.
  • Open Enrollment is approaching – anyone can enroll in a plan between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15, 2017.
  • Patients can access a navigator to help them by visiting or calling 1-855-733-3711 (NC Appointment Hotline).