• Healthcare Enrollment is Here!

    Posted on November 13, 2015 by in Blog, Events, Harnett County, Lee County, Wake County


    by Chaniqua Simpson

    It’s time to enroll, renew, or change plans for health insurance for 2016! If you’re not covered through your job, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Medicaid, Medicare, or other qualifying coverage, you can visit the Healthcare Marketplace (www.healthcare.gov/get-coverage/) to learn about available plans and enroll!

    What is Open Enrollment?

    Open enrollment is the period of time once a year when people can enroll in a health insurance plan. The Open Enrollment Period for 2016 healthcare coverage is November 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016. People can only apply for healthcare coverage for 2016 after January 31, 2016 if they qualify for a Special Enrollment Period due to experiencing a major life event such as getting married, having a baby, or losing other healthcare coverage.

    Why Visit Healthcare.gov?

    Healthcare.gov is meant to provide you with the information and tools necessary to plan and enroll in the insurance plan that is right for you.

    By enrolling, insurance companies will provide you with coverage for the following services and health benefits:

    • Ambulatory patient services (outpatient care you get without being admitted to a hospital)
    • Emergency services
    • Hospitalization (such as surgery)
    • Maternity and newborn care (care before and after your baby is born)
    • Mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment (this includes counseling and psychotherapy)
    • Prescription drugs
    • Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices (health care services to help you keep, learn or improve skills and functioning for daily living)
    • Laboratory services
    • Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management
    • Pediatric services, including oral (dental) and vision care (pediatric oral services may be provided by a stand-alone plan)

    Remember, you are required by law to have health insurance, which is made more affordable with the Healthcare Marketplace.

    For more information on the Health Insurance Marketplace and the Affordable Care Act check out these helpful sites: 5 Tips about the Health Insurance Marketplace, The Health Care Law & Your Community, and #GetCovered: My Story.

    Open Enrollment Dates and Deadlines:

    • November 1, 2015 – Open enrollment begins
    • December 15, 2015 – Last day to enroll or change plans for new coverage
    • January 1, 2016 – Coverage begins for those who enrolled or changed plans by Dec. 15, 2015
    • January 15, 2016 – Last day to enroll/change plans for new coverage, which will begin Feb. 1, 2016
    • January 31, 2016 – 2016 open enrollment ends

    Note: You can apply for Medicaid or CHIP at any time of the year @ https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/.

    Need Help with Enrollment?

    North Carolina offers personalized, local help! If you’d like someone to walk you through the process of enrollment, there are several organizations that have signed on to help individuals and families get signed up for coverage. You can find a full list of those partners and schedule an online appointment by visiting this website: http://www.nchealthconnect.org/local-help/schedule. Be sure to give them a call to find out the details about the kind of support they provide or the hours of operation.

    Local Organizations that Help with Health Care Enrollment in Harnett, Wake, and Lee counties:


    Harnett County and Surrounding Areas:

    Lillington Community Center

    607 S 13th St

    Lillington, NC 27546

    (910) 893-2864


    Lillington Public Library

    601 South Main Street6

    Lillington, NC 27546

    (910) 893-3446


    Anderson Creek Dental Clinic

    First Choice Community Health Centers

    6720 Overhills Road

    Spring Lake, NC 28390

    (910) 354-1694


    First Choice Community Health Centers

    6750 Overhills Road

    Spring Lake, NC 28390

    (910) 354-1693


    Anderson Creek Medical Center

    First Choice Community Health Centers

    6750 Overhills Road

    Spring Lake, NC 28390

    (910) 354-1693


    First Choice Community Health Centers

    84 Medical Drive

    Angier, NC 27501

    (910) 275-1484


    Spring Lake Enrichment Center

    301 Ruth Street

    Spring Lake, NC 28390

    (910) 497-7700


    Project Access of Johnston/Harnett Counties

    700 Tilghman Drive Suite 728

    Dunn, NC 28334

    (919) 550-0011


    McGees Crossroads

    70 Crepe Myrtle Ln Ste 104

    Benson, NC 27504

    (910) 891-8412


    Benson Area Medical Center

    3333 NC-242

    Benson, NC 27504

    (919) 894-2011


    Dunn Farmworkers (Enrollment Event coming soon)

    2989 Easy Street

    Dunn, NC 28334

    (855) 733-3711


    Wake County:

    Note: You can schedule your appointments online for many of the Wake County sites.


    Pullen Memorial Baptist Church (schedule online appointment) 

    1801 Hillsborough Street

    Raleigh, NC 27605

    (919) 792-3677


    LGBT Center

    324 S Harrington St

    Raleigh, NC 27603

    (919) 832-4484


    Legel Aid of North Carolina – Raleigh Office (schedule online appointment)

    224 S. Dawson Street

    Raleigh, NC 27601

    (919) 828-4647


    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh (schedule online appointment)

    2013 N. Raleigh Blvd.

    Raleigh, NC 27604

    (919) 873-0094 ext. 222


    Sunnybrook (online enrollment)

    10 Sunnybrook Road

    Room 195

    Raleigh, NC 27610

    (919) 573-0077


    New Bethel Church (schedule online appointment)

    1110 Buck Jones Road

    Raleigh, NC 27606

    (919) 333-6008


    Lee County:

    Central Carolina Hospital (schedule online appointment via NCHealthConnect)

    1135 Carthage St.

    Sanford, NC 27330

    (866) 893-8446


    Maggie’s Outreach Youth Enrichment Center Road to Success

    403 W. Makepeace st.

    Sanford, NC 27330

    (910) 718-0070


    Lee County Library

    107 Hawkins Ave

    Sanford, NC 27330

    (919) 542-0475


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