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Are You Ready for the Affordable Care Act?

A primary goal of the Affordable Care Act is to help the 17% uninsured and eligible in North Carolina gain access to Phot of a mother and child.quality, affordable healthcare.

Enrollment in the nationally sponsored Marketplace started October 1, 2013 and is your best source of information about available insurance plans. This website has all the information you need to compare plans and enroll including checklists and videos to help you get ready to apply and enroll.

You and your family can explore every qualified health plan Photo of a your area, and fill out an application when you’re ready. You’ll be able to take control with better information, including details about benefits and prices presented in clear language you can understand, so you’ll know what your premiums, deductibles, and other costs will be before you make a choice.

Once you’ve decided on a plan, you don’t need to go anywhere else. Starting in October, you’ll be able to enroll in the Marketplace directly for coverage that begins as soon as January 1, 2014.

See attached below for complete details.

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File NameSizeTypeDate & Time Added
More About the Affordable Care Act 139 KB 08/07/2013 2:05 PM
Marketplace Application Checklist 786 KB 08/07/2013 2:12 PM
Pocket Resource Card 329 KB 08/07/2013 2:12 PM