Find Your Most Affordable Health Insurance Plan in Carrboro, North Carolina

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in Orange County

Orange County residents have the choice of two healthcare options: Blue Advantage (Off Marketplace only) and Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance.

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Best for

Good option if you wish to get care from UNC Health, UNC Health Alliance and its affiliated doctors and hospitals. (E1)

Since the majority of doctors in this plan are in the same network, it’s easier for them to work together on your behalf.

Network

  • Hospitals and providers including more than 1,700+ primary care providers (E2)

  • UNC Medical Center, is nationally ranked in 3 adult and 9 pediatric specialties by U.S. News (E3)

  • UNC Rex, rated by U.S. News as high performing in 15 adult procedures and conditions (E4)

  • All doctors outside the UNC Health Alliance provider network are considered out-of-network and not covered for Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance, including: Cone Health, Duke Health and WakeMed. Out-of-network benefit coverage is not available except for emergency services, urgent care and for medically necessary covered services when an in-network provider is not reasonably available per the access to care standards of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC).

  • Out-of-state providers are also out-of-network and not covered. When traveling outside of North Carolina or the United States, only emergency services and urgent care will be covered at the in-network benefit level. All other non-emergency services will be out-of-network and not covered.

Availability

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Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance is available on and off Marketplace to residents of these North Carolina counties: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Johnston, Lee, Nash, Orange, Person, and Wake.

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Best for

Good option if you want a broad choice of in-network doctors, specialists and hospitals.

Network

Our largest statewide network. Full statewide network with the most provider choice. More than 95% of doctors and 98% of hospitals in North Carolina are in-network (A1)

Availability

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Blue Advantage is available on and off Marketplace to residents in all North Carolina counties EXCEPT the following, where it is available only off Marketplace: Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Johnston, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Orange, Person, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Union, Wake, and Yadkin.

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Carrboro, North Carolina

in Orange County

Carrboro, North Carolina, offers an excellent quality of life for families. Home to a thriving arts and culture scene, it's known as a progressive community with great amenities. It's home to some excellent schools, including Carrboro High School, ranked the second-best public high school in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report in 2021. The town also boasts a strong sense of community, hosting many family-friendly events and festivals throughout the year and the Carrboro Farmer's Market, which sells fresh produce and locally-made crafts.

Located in Orange County, NC, Carrboro (zip code 27510) is home to around 21,000 people, of which 18.6% of locals are under 18 years. Carrboro's living cost is slightly higher than the national average, with the median home price currently around $390,000. Orange County is home to around 144,000 people and has a vibrant arts and culture scene. Chapel Hill and Hillsborough are also in the county, boasting several family-friendly parks and recreational areas. For healthcare services, residents of Carrboro can access the UNC Health Care system, which offers a range of medical services for families, including emergency care, pediatrics, and cancer care.

Other fun things for families in the area include exploring the Carrboro Community Garden Coalition, where families can participate in community gardening opportunities. The coalition also runs some great education programs for kids. Families can also explore the walking trails at North Carolina Botanical Garden, which offers interesting educational programs for all ages.

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Footnotes

A1. Blue Cross NC Provider Internal Data; percentages indicated represent Blue Cross NC's PPO Network as of July 22, 2022. Note: Not all plans are available in all areas.

B1. Blue Cross NC has collaborated with Novant Health to bring you Blue Home with Novant Health. Blue Home with Novant Health is a health insurance plan offered by Blue Cross NC that provides access to a limited network of providers. Novant Health is an independent company that is solely responsible for the physicians and medical facilities it owns and operates. Novant Health does not offer Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services.

B2. NovantHealth, www.novanthealth.org/home/about-us/company-information.aspx (Accessed August 2022).

C1. Blue Cross NC has collaborated with Atrium Health to bring you Blue Local with Atrium Health. Blue Local with Atrium Health is a health insurance plan offered by Blue Cross NC that provides access to Atrium Health’s limited network of providers. Atrium Health is an independent company that is solely responsible for the physicians and medical facilities it owns/operates and does not offer Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services.

C2. U.S. News & World Report, www.health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/nc/levine-childrens-hospital-PA6360280 (Accessed September 2022).

C3. AtriumHealth, www.atriumhealth.org/about-us/newsroom/news/2020/07/atrium-health-earns-multiple-honors-by-us-news-world-report (Accessed September 2022).

C4. AtriumHealth, www.atriumhealth.org/about-us (Accessed September 2022).

D1. Blue Cross NC has collaborated with Wake Forest Baptist Health to bring you Blue Local with Wake Forest Baptist Health. Blue Local with Wake Forest Baptist Health is a health insurance plan offered by Blue Cross NC that provides access to a limited network of providers. Wake Forest Baptist Health is an independent company that is solely responsible for the physicians and medical facilities it owns and operates. Wake Forest Baptist Health does not offer Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services.

D2. WakeForestBaptistHealth, www.wakehealth.edu/-/media/WakeForest/Clinical/Files/About-Us/2019FactBook.pdf (Accessed September 2022).

E1. Blue Cross NC has collaborated with UNC Health Care to bring you Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance. Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance is a health insurance plan offered by Blue Cross NC that provides access to a limited network of providers. UNC Health Care is an independent company that is solely responsible for the physicians and medical facilities it owns and operates. UNC Health Care does not offer Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services.

E2. UNC Health, www.unchealthcare.org/health-alliance/ (Accessed August 2022).

E3. U.S. News and World Report, www.health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/nc/university-of-north-carolina-hospitals-6360260 (Accessed September 2022).

E4. U.S. News and World Report, www.health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/nc/rex-healthcare-6361210 (Accessed September 2022).

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Carrboro, North Carolina ZIP Codes include: 27510

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