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Help for WNC Last Minute Health Insurance Shoppers


Good news for last minute insurance shoppers. Pisgah Legal Services, in partnership with Mission Health is hosting a free enrollment event Saturday, December 15 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  at the Mission Health/AB Tech Conference Center at 16 Fernihurst Drive.  No appointment is needed.

The enrollment deadline is December 15 at midnight.   Pisgah Legal Services managing attorney Jackie Kiger spoke with BPR's Helen Chickering about changes for 2019.

On the heels of the Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline, an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that just under 300 thousand uninsured North Carolinians are eligible for a plan that comes with $0 premiums, after factoring in tax credits.       The bronze-level plan for 2019 covers basic care , but does comes with a high deductible.   Kiger  says there are plenty of options for everyone and encourages those who are hesitating to contact a  health navigator.   

Helen Chickering is a host and reporter on Blue Ridge Public Radio. She joined the station in November 2014.
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