Allred Insurance agents are now standing by to help existing clients and walk-ins during the upcoming national healthcare enrollment periods.

Burlington, NC (PRWEB) October 16, 2015

Allred Insurance, an independent insurance agency specializing in providing health, life, and auto insurance to individuals in North Carolina, is now accepting appointments and walk-ins at both its main office on South Church Street and its Holly Hill Mall satellite location for signup help during the upcoming national healthcare enrollment periods.

Medicare Open Enrollment, which runs from October 15 to December 7, 2015, is the period when qualifying individuals can sign up for Medicare coverage for the first time or make changes to their current Medicare health and prescription drug plans. Signups or changes made during this open enrollment window will go into effect on January 1, 2016.

In addition, healthcare coverage for individuals under the age of 65 may be purchased through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace during the Open Enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act. Open Enrollment extends from November 1, 2015, to January 31, 2016, with different effective coverage dates depending on the specific time of enrollment. Coverage obtained prior to December 15, 2015, will go into effect on January 1, 2016, while coverage obtained between December 16, 2015, and January 15, 2016, will kick in on February 1, 2016. Coverage obtained between January 16, 2016, and January 31, 2016, will go into effect on March 1, 2016.

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Allred Insurance agents are now standing by to help existing clients and walk-ins determine how much healthcare coverage they need and to find the best plan for their budget.

“As with most things related to the federal government, the national healthcare programs can be difficult to figure out,” says Allred Insurance spokesman Scott Allred. “Our agents have been working with this system since the beginning, and know all of the fine points involved with selecting coverage and purchasing plans. We’re here to help ensure our clients find a great plan during the open enrollment period so they can get healthcare coverage as soon as possible.”

Allred’s Holly Hill location will accept walk-ins from October 15 to January 31 from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday to Friday. The main office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday to Friday. To schedule an appointment please call 336-584-2705 or visit http://www.allredinsurance.com for more information.

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