The Health Justice Program
We are still here and the ACA is still the law!
If you have a Marketplace plan, you can continue to pay your premium and keep your health insurance because nothing has changed. Open Enrollment for 2019 Plans starts November 1, 2018 and runs through December 15, 2018. If you recently experienced a life change you may still be able to buy 2018 coverage.
Call us at 828-210-3404 or schedule an appointment online by searching with your zip code below to find out more:
The Health Justice Program can help you get the facts and unbiased answer your questions. Pisgah Legal Services is a local non-profit with 5 year of enrollment experience and we are here to help people and families understand their options for affordable health insurance. Despite proposed changes to the law, the ACA is still here and coverage is still available for those who qualify.
If you are confused about changes to health insurance give us a call and we can help you sort through the noise and look at what really matters for you and your family.
Another resource for people in North Carolina is the NC Get Covered website.
Medicaid and NC Health Choice accept applications year round. Apply at your local Department of Health and Human Services (DSS) or www.epass.nc.gov.
Many people qualify to enroll OUTSIDE of open enrollment! This is called a “Special Enrollment Period.”
Married? Lost your job and health insurance? Moved to a new area? These are just a few of the examples—there are many more. Schedule an appointment today to see if you qualify to enroll outside of open enrollment.
Outreach & Education
The Health Justice Program provides free outreach and education on public options for health insurance in North Carolina. If you are interested in having us speak to your group or organization, contact the Program Director, Shannon at 828-210-3439.
Learn about the Volunteers who work assisting people understanding their options for health insurance. Learn more.
Good Health Award
PLS is proud to be the “Good Health, Good Business” award recipient from the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce for the Health Justice Program (formerly known as the ACA Program). Watch the video.
Special thanks to the Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust for their support of this program.
Take a look at what kind of financial help you might qualify for using the see plans and prices tool.
The tax penalty for not having health insurance still exists for 2018. Do you have questions about the tax penalty? Anyone interested in an exemption can apply for one when they file their taxes
Are you making the most of your health insurance? Take the 7 Question Health Insurance quiz here.