The Presidential election is officially over and Donald Trump has won, which may leave many Americans wondering what, if anything, will happen to the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare. Although Mr. Trump suggested during his presidential campaign that he would push for changes in the ACA, those changes will likely not be immediate and will certainly take time to implement.
Open Enrollment 2017 is now in full swing and it’s important to remember that as of today, nothing has changed in regards to health insurance. ACA/Obamacare plans are still available through BCBSNC in all 100 counties in North Carolina and now is the time to enroll!
For now and in the near future, the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land and Americans are still required to maintain health coverage or face a federal tax penalty. Keep in mind that the tax penalty for 2017 is $695 per person or 2.5% of your income, whichever is higher, so there is a high cost to being uninsured. Despite substantial losses, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has chosen this year to continue participation in the ACA within North Carolina and is working diligently to provide ACA-compliant, quality health plans to the residents of NC.
Whether you need to make a change to your existing coverage or enroll in a health plan for the first time, at NC Health Plans we are here to help. We can assist you in estimating subsidy eligibility and offer an online or over-the-phone application process for individuals enrolling through the health insurance Marketplace. Don’t let another year pass without enrolling the health coverage you need for you and your family.
At NC Health Plans, we understand that your time is as valuable as your health and we work hard to help our customers enjoy the best possible enrollment experience. For your free rate quote visit www.nchealthplans.com, call 888-765-5400, or click the button below.