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Health and Dental Insurance Alternatives
  1. Affordable Care Act (ACA) – Marketplace Government Insurance go to www.healthcare.gov. For Navigator* assistance with the ACA call 800-318-2596. You may also want to visit NC Legal Aid at legalaidnc.org or call 855-733-3711 to make an appointment with a Navigator. A Navigator can explain Marketplace policies and assist you with the Marketplace enrollment process.
  2. For Blue Cross / Blue Shield health insurance products visit bcbsnc.com/individual or call 800-894-2880.
  3. To compare Aetna, Assurant Health, Cigna, Celtic, Coventry, Humana, United HealthCare and other plans visit ehealthinsurance.com or healthcompare.com – click on Individual & Family.
  4. Medicaid may be an option. You can contact your county Medicaid office for assistance. If you are able to enroll in Medicaid, please allow enough time for Medicaid to process your enrollment before the waive deadline. Below is contact information for nearby counties:

Orange County - 919-732-8181 or https://www.orangecountync.gov/1728/Social-Services

Chatham County - 919 542-2759 or http://www.chathamnc.org/Index.aspx?page=680

Person County – 336- 503-1148 or http://www.personcounty.net/departments-services/departments-i-z/social-services/programs/medical-assistance-medicaid

Alamance County – 336-570-6532 or https://www.alamance-nc.com/dss/

Durham County - 919 856-2570 or http://durham.nc.networkofcare.org/mh/services/subcategory.aspx?tax=NL-5000.5000

Wake County - 919-212-7000 http://www.wakegov.com/HUMANSERVICES/Pages/default.aspx

  1. Indemnity / HealthShare plans:

https://www.libertyhealthshare.org/

https://www.chministries.org/

https://samaritanministries.org/

https://www.medishare.com/

  1. Temporary Health Insurance:

https://www.uhone.com/insurance/short-term

www.ehealthinsurance.com/short-term-health-insurance

  1. Dental Insurance:
  • Clearinghouses:

www.ehealthinsurance.com/dental-insurance

www.dentalplans.com

www.dentalinsurance.com

  • Direct links to individual or family plans: 

MetLife: https://www.metlife.com/insurance/dental-insurance/

BCBS: http://www.bcbsnc.com/content/plans/dentalblue/index.htm

Ameritas: http://news.ameritas.com/MyDentalPlan

 

UNC System, UNC Chapel Hill and Campus Health Services do not endorse a specific plan. These websites are given as a resource only. For other options, Google ‘Student Health Insurance Plans’.  Please verify the policy benefits before purchasing. You should also verify any exclusions, any waiting periods and if your preferred physician participates in the plan you select.

 

Updated 2/6/2019