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Enrollment open for ACA health plan

Enrollment open for ACA health plan

This year’s Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance may very well be the most challenging yet, with millions across the U.S. in need of health care after losing their job-related health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Pisgah Legal Services and its Enrollment Partners of WNC, are again offering free assistance from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, helping people in the 18-county mountain region review their options and sign up for ACA health insurance for 2021.

“What we want folks to understand is that the ACA is still the law. If an individual or family needs ACA health insurance for 2021, get ready to sign up during Open Enrollment which begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15,” said Jim Barrett, executive director of Pisgah Legal Services.

“If they sign up now, we have every reason to believe — based on law and insurance contracts — they will be insured for 2021 as long as they pay their premiums according to the terms of the plans they purchase.”

Appointments can be made online at or by calling 828.210.3404. For the safety of consumers, staff and volunteers, all appointments are currently being conducted by phone. 

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