Open enrollment under Affordable Care Act ends Friday

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Gov. Roy Cooper is requesting an extension of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act as the Friday deadline approaches.

The open enrollment period dropped from three months to 45 days this years.

Cooper wants the deadline to be extended to December 22.

In eastern North Carolina, Access East is continuing their services through this week to help locals sign up.

“If you got re enrolled in a plan that you find out wasn’t what you wanted or it was price you didn’t want to pay, after this Friday there is nothing you can do to change it,” said Cheryl Hallock, ACA Navigator Program Coordinator for AccessEast.

They have events happening in Greenville, Tarboro and Elizabeth City to help get those last-minute enrollments in.

• Thursday, December 14

Greenville, N.C.

10am-7pm, Access East, 2410 Stantonsburg Road/Stanton Square Shopping Center

• Friday, December 15

Tarboro, N.C.

10am-5pm, Vidant-Edgecomb Hospital, 111 Hospital Drive

• Friday, December 15

Elizabeth City, N.C.

10am-1pm, Elizabeth City Housing Authority, 440 Hariot Drive

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