When you're thinking about your future

Remember UNC Health Care in your health plan.

Thinking about open enrollment? Remember UNC Health Care.

Choosing the right health insurance plan is important to everyone, whether you purchase your plan through an employer, on the individual market through HealthCare.gov or for Medicare (medicare.gov). At UNC Health Care, you can always find the care you need, when and where you need it. We are a statewide network of hospitals and physician practices that provide a unique blend of empathy and expertise for primary and specialty care.

Other benefits include:

  • Statewide primary care network makes finding a doctor in your community easy

  • Expert specialty care

  • My UNC Chart: convenient and secure online access to your medical records and test results

We’ll help you choose the right doctor

From the flu, to a fracture, to a chronic condition like diabetes and everything in between, our primary and specialty care practices offer a unique blend of expertise and empathy. When you’re hurt or sick, you need a partner that puts your well-being top of mind.

If you’re looking for a primary care doctor or a specialist for you or a family member, we can help. Your health matters to us and we want you to make the right decision. Click below to access our find a doctor tool. You can find the specific care you need as well as access online scheduling for many of our providers. Click below to find a doctor.

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Questions about the health insurance marketplace? 

We've got you covered. Contact our Open Enrollment Navigators at 984-215-4054 or send us an email today.

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Remember UNC in your Health Plan

When you’re thinking about your health insurance coverage for 2018, we encourage you to select a plan that allows you continued access to the empathy and expertise from UNC Health Care physicians and practices. When you select a plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace (HealthCare.gov) or for Medicare (medicare.gov) remember UNC.

UNC Health Care is participating in the following Marketplace, Private Insurance, Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans that are offered in 2018. Enroll in one of these plans to continue your access to UNC Health Care. These health insurance plans differ by county.

Plans may also differ based on provider and hospital. Make sure to check your with your specific plan to verify that your provider and hospital are included.

Public Federal Exchange Plans

  • Cigna Connect
  • Blue Value

Medicare Advantage Plans

In Wake County, UNC Health Care partners with Alignment Healthcare to offer three plans:

  • FirstMedicare Direct Preferred Plus HMO- H6306-006
  • First Medicare Direct Smart HMO- H6303-005
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO- H1036-223

Throughout North Carolina (including Wake County), UNC Health Care partners with the following plans:

  • Aetna

  • BCBS of NC

  • CIGNA Healthcare of NC
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthcare

Learn more at medicare.gov.


  • Part A
  • Part B
  • Part D

Learn more at medicare.gov.


NC Medicaid serves low-income parents, children, seniors and people with disabilities.

Learn more at dma.ncdhhs.gov.

Private Insurance Plans


  • *Duke Basic Not Accepted*
  • *Duke Select Not Accepted*
  • Aetna Whole Health *Tier 2*
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Coventry
  • Wellpath
  • Aetna Choice
  • First Health
  • Meritain Health


  • *Blue Local Not Accepted*
  • Blue Value
  • State Health Plan
  • BlueCard
  • Blue Medicare
  • Blue Options
  • Blue Advantage
  • Blue Select
  • Blue Care
  • Blue Choice
  • BCBS OOS Plan

Beech Street

Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance, LLC (Physician Only)

CIGNA HealthCare of NC

  • Cigna Connect
  • Behavioral Health
  • Great West Healthcare
  • Coresource
  • CT Gen Choice
  • Lifesource

Community Eye Care

First CarolinaCare, Inc.


  • Choice Care Network
  • Gold PPO
  • Care Plan Indemnity
  • Alignment
  • Medicare Supplement Plan


  • ACS Benefit Services
  • Piedmont Admin
  • PPO
  • Ultra
  • NC Carolina Health Insurance Risk Pool


Piedmont Health Coalition

Piedmont Health SeniorCare (PACE)



  • Behavioral Health
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • OneNet PPO
  • UMR
  • Oxford healthplan
  • Definity Health
  • Golden Rule

Educational Resources

Understanding the Basics of Medicare Coverage

We understand that choosing a health insurance plan can be hard. UNC Health Care is here to help – we will offer information sessions to help you navigate open enrollment.

Medicare Advantage Education Session hosted by Alignment Healthcare. Information about Humana plan: 

Tuesday, November 14 at 10:30 p.m.

  • Golden Corral (11016 Capital Blvd. Wake Forest, NC 27587)
  • Golden Corral (3551 Grenelle St. Raleigh, NC, 27603)
  • Golden Corral (6129 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27612) 

Wednesday, November 15 at 1:00 p.m.

  • Alignment Care Center (868 Timber Dr. Garner, NC 27529)

Tuesday, November 28 at 10:30 a.m.

  • Golden Corral (11016 Capital Blvd. Wake Forest, NC 27587)
  • Golden Corral (3551 Grenelle St. Raleigh, NC, 27603)
  • Golden Corral (6129 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27612) 

Wednesday, November 29 at 1:00 p.m.

  • Alignment Care Center (868 Timber Dr. Garner, NC 27529) 

Friday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m.

  • Alignment Care Center (2610 New Bern Ave. Raleigh, NC 27610) 
Medicare Advantage Education Sessions hosted by Alignment Healthcare. Information about  FirstMedicare Direct Preferred Plus HMO- H6306-006 plan: 

Friday, November 17 at 1:00 p.m.

  • Alignment Care Center (2610 New Bern Ave. Raleigh, NC 27610) 

Tuesday, November 21 - times vary by location

  • Golden Corral (11016 Capital Blvd. Wake Forest, NC 27587) at 10:30 a.m.
  • Golden Corral (6129 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27612) at 10:00 a.m.
  • Golden Corral (3551 Grenelle St. Raleigh, NC, 27603) at 10:00 a.m. 

Wednesday, November 22 at 1:00 p.m.

  • Alignment Care Center (868 Timber Dr. Garner, NC 27529) 

Wednesday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m.

  • Alignment Care Center (868 Timber Dr. Garner, NC 27529) 

Seminar Preview

With the annual open enrollment period for 2018 Medicare coverage opening in a few weeks it’s important to know the A,B,Cs and Ds of Medicare. Topics we’ll cover will include:

  • Overview of Medicare Parts A, B, C and D
  • Explaining Medicare Advantage
  • Differences between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage
  • Turning 65 and applying for Medicare
  • How Medicare works if you’re turning 65 but don’t plan to retire

You will have the opportunity to ask questions and get real time answers to Medicare questions.

*Please note: In this venue, we will not answer specific questions about benefits of a particular insurance plan.

Schedule a Meeting

To schedule a free in-person meeting with a navigator near you, visit http://www.getcoveredamerica.org/connector

UNC Health Care System

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UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. Originally established Nov. 1, 1998, by N.C.G.S. 116-37, UNC Health Care currently comprises UNC Hospitals and its provider network, the clinical programs of the UNC School of Medicine, and ten affiliate hospitals and hospital systems across the state.


Which private insurance, Medicaid expansion and ACA plans will UNC Health Care accept for 2018?

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A list of all the insurance plans UNC Health Care will participate in is here.

Can I get enrollment help from anyone at UNC Health Care?

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Yes, we have open enrollment navigators available to help you. Contact them by phone at 984-215-4054 or email at navigator@unchealth.unc.edu to discuss open enrollment and your needs.

Do I have to be a UNC Health Care patient to get help from the open enrollment navigators?

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No - we are here to serve the community!

Is it too late to enroll?

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Open enrollment begins November 1, 2017 and ends January 31, 2018. The Medicare Open Enrollment Period – sometimes called the Annual Election Period or Annual Coordinated Enrollment Period – runs each year from October 15 to December 7. During this time, Anyone with Medicare Parts A & B can switch to a Part C plan. If you have a qualifying life event any time can enroll in a Marketplace plan.

Does UNC Health Care offer charity care to people who don't have insurance, or help for people with certain ACA plans?

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We do offer a Charity Care Program for eligible patients at participating UNC Health Care entities. Learn more here.

I am a veteran and I have VA care. What should I do?

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Visit the VA website for information.

Will UNC Health Care be able to handle all the new patients that might come to you as a result of the new coverage?

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We are building our capacity to serve all patients. We especially look forward to providing advanced care to those who need it, on the advice of their own primary care provider. We believe in the right care, at the right time, and the right place.

How do I find a UNC doctor in my community?

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Visit our Find a Doctor website and begin your search today.