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Get help signing up for health insurance Saturday

Get Covered Mecklenburg is hosting a full day of personal assistance for anyone who wants to sign up for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchange Saturday.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Children and Family Services Center, 601 E. Fifth St.

Call 855-733-3711 to book an appointment, or walk-ins will be taken as they arrive. There is no charge.

For those who don’t qualify for subsidies, local health clinics will also be on hand to offer information and enroll new patients.

Enrollment for 2015 runs from Saturday through Feb. 15, but those who want their coverage to be in place on Jan. 1 must sign up by Dec. 15. Check rates and get details at www.healthcare.gov. Ann Doss Helms

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