Congratulations on completing another successful open enrollment period! We at NC Get Covered are proud of the work you do to help consumers understand their health insurance options, enroll in Marketplace plans, and navigate the health care system once their coverage begins (for the 2020 plan year, consumers’ coverage will begin January 1).
Also, yesterday it was reported that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found the ACA’s individual mandate to be unconstitutional, but no determination was made regarding the constitutionality of the entire law. The latter question was sent back to the lower courts to decide, which essentially means yesterday’s ruling has no real effect on consumers since the individual mandate penalty has already been zeroed out. The ACA remains the law of the land.
Please encourage consumers who signed up for a 2020 Marketplace plan to use their insurance benefits beginning January 1 and continue paying their monthly premium.
Last but not least, we would like to wish you the happiest of holidays and a prosperous new year!! We look forward to seeing you at our next coalition meeting on Friday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m. (location TBA) when we’ll celebrate your success during Open Enrollment Period 7 and discuss NC Get Covered’s future direction.
Thanks again for all you do!
NC Get Covered staff