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Still The Law: ACA Enrollment Begins in WNC


Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act begins today amid continued uncertainty over the fate of the health care law.  Here in Western North Carolina, the recent split between Blue Cross and Mission Health adds another layer of confusion and stress for consumers.  

A number of organizations are                                     

Jackie Kiger, Pisgah Legal Services

offering free help to navigate the exchange,

including Pisgah Legal Services

BPR’s Helen Chickering spoke with

managing attorney,  Jackie Kiger.   

Free ACA Open Enrollment events are happening across WNC in November. To make an appointment call 855-733-3711 unless otherwise noted:

• Nov. 1: 10am-2pm Polk County Public Library, 1289 West Mills St., Columbus

• Nov. 4: 9am-4pm Mountain Projects Inc., 25 Schulman St. Sylva: 828-586-2345

•Nov. 9: 12-7pm Haywood Public Library, 11 Penn. Ave., Canton: 828-452-1447 

• Nov. 11
o 9am-4pm US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St. , Asheville.
o 9am-2:30pm Unitarian Universalists UUTC— 24 Varsity St., Brevard 
o 9am-1:30pm Pisgah Legal Services— 169 N. Main St., Rutherfordton
o 11am-5pm Black Mountain Library— 105 Dougherty St, Black Mountain

You can also find info on NC Get Covered