Get Covered – Navigate the Affordable Care Act

Health insurance protects you and your family. Through the Affordable Care Act, coverage can be accessible and affordable. It is the mission of Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy to assure everyone has the access they need to quality coverage.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Biden administration has announced a Special Open Enrollment Period that will remain open until August 15, 2021. First-time consumers or individuals who have lost their health coverage can enroll in a plan during this time, and existing consumers can switch plans if they want to. 

Learn more below and reach out to our Health Insurance Navigators today!

Latest News About the Affordable Care Act:

Special Open Enrollment Period FAQs

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.

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 Markeplace if your household income is below: $49,960 for a family or one or $103,000 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.

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 $12,490 – $49,960 for a family of one or $25,750 – $103,000 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.