Navigators available to help with Health Insurance Marketplace, Open Enrollment

10.26.2018

Certified Navigators are available beginning Nov. 1 to help residents navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace during open enrollment and re-enrollment.

The Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment and re-enrollment begins Nov. 1. Certified Navigators are available through the Brunswick County Department of Social Services and Legal Aid starting Nov. 1 to help residents sign up for health insurance plans, determine if they are eligible for tax credits, or give assistance understanding various plans and coverage options. Individuals must sign up or change their current Marketplace Health Insurance plan by Dec. 15 in order to have coverage effective Jan. 1.

Navigators will be available every Tuesday from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 at Brunswick County Social Services (60 Government Center Drive/Building B at the government complex in Bolivia). Consumers must make an appointment by calling 1-855-733-3711 or visiting www.ncnavigator.net; navigators may not have the ability to see walk-ins.

Open enrollment for 2019 coverage begins Nov. 1, 2018 and ends Dec. 15, 2018, and consumers can enroll, renew or change plans during that time. Anyone can enroll for coverage during this time. After open enrollment, individuals will have to have a special circumstance to qualify for coverage on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Insurance plans can’t deny coverage because of pre-existing or chronic conditions like cancer or diabetes.

To learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace or enrollment, call 1-800-318-2596 or go to http://www.healthcare.gov.

View a fact sheet about the Health Insurance Marketplace here.