Office of North Carolina Families Accessing Services through Technology


HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE (HBE)

Per the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the NC Department of Insurance (DOI) has taken the lead for the Health Benefit Exchange Project. DOI has partnered with NC DHHS and NC FAST to work together on this project. This partnership leverages the investment the state has already made for a case management system and eligibility engine.

The Exchange will be a “marketplace” where individuals can determine if they qualify for either Medicaid or subsidized health insurance, with the online option to purchase health insurance directly from a provider. Federal regulation states the Exchange must be fully operational by October 2013.

More information coming soon.

Last updated - August 3, 2012