The toll-free number is 1-855-733-3711.
Beginning on Oct 14, you will be able to call the number to speak with staff trained to help you learn about health insurance plans and how to apply for financial assistance. They will set up face-to-face meetings with navigators in your area, to complete the process.
Residents of Mecklenburg County can choose from 28 insurance plans offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas.
The ACA open enrollment period runs from Oct. 1, 2013 through Mar. 31, 2014.
You can also contact the federal toll-free call center at 1-800-318-2596 to complete an application by phone.