Get Covered, students! Navigate the Affordable Care Act.

If you are a student balancing education, work and maybe even kids, health insurance may be last of your worries.

Your health matters! If you have never had health insurance before, or you are unable to stay on your parent’s policy, you owe it to yourself to learn more about the affordable, quality health care coverage available on Healthcare.gov.

Whether you suffer from stress, anxiety, sleeplessness and depression, or always get sick right around finals, a qualified health plan can connect you with mental health care, primary care and preventive screenings.

There are many policies to chose from. With subsidies, some can cost only a few dollars per month. If you’re short on time, a health insurance navigator can help you with the Health Insurance Marketplace (AKA Healthcare.gov) FOR FREE.

Open Enrollment for Healthcare.gov will open Nov. 1, 2021, and last until Jan. 15, 2022. 

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Open Enrollment Period FAQs

When is Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace?

Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace (Healthcare.gov) is Nov. 1, 2021, to Jan 15, 2022.

Helpful Links

MedLink of Mecklenburg
Free and low-cost clinics for low-income, uninsured individuals

Healthcare.gov Plans & Prices Tool
Preview your estimated plans and prices

Income Estimator
A list of acceptable income sources and how to estimate your expected income

MedAssist
Free prescription medication for low-income, uninsured individuals

Coverage Resources for Immigrants

Healthcare resources are available no matter what your status may be. If you are eligible for financial assistance on the Health Insurance Marketplace, appointments are available in Spanish with CCLA’s Healthcare Navigators. (When you make an appointment, just select “Spanish” as your language of choice.) Free interpretation is available in 150 languages as well.

Watch the video below to learn the rules on health care coverage for immigrants, and keep scrolling for more!

Below, you’ll see more detailed information based your particular situation:

Undocumented Immigrants or DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival)

Lawfully Present Immigrant (Permanent resident less than five years, or TPS, VAWA, U Visa, applicants for Asylum, SIJS, F1 visa and many others)

  • You may qualify for financial assistance on the Health Insurance Marketplace even if your household income is below: $12,880 for a family or one or $26,500 for a family of four.
  • Medicaid has not been expanded in North Carolina, so it currently only covers low-income people in the following categories: children under 21, pregnant women, women with breast or cervical cancer, individuals aged 65 or older, blind or disabled individuals, people in need of long-term care or people receiving Medicare.

Refugee, Asylee, Cuban/Haitian Entrant, T visa or Permanent Resident for More Than Five Years

  • You may qualify for financial assistance on the Health Insurance Marketplace if your household income is between $12,880 – $51,520 for a family of one or $26,500 – $106,000 for a family of four.
  • Medicaid has not been expanded in North Carolina, so it currently only covers low-income people in the following categories: children under 21, pregnant women, women with breast or cervical cancer, individuals aged 65 or older, blind or disabled individuals, people in need of long-term care or people receiving Medicare.