CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Below is a statement from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell:

“Health care consumers and insurers nationwide should not see any changes as a result of today’s Supreme Court decision. The Court’s decision essentially allows consumers in states with federally-run Health Insurance Marketplaces to continue receiving federal tax subsidies through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to offset the costs of monthly health insurance premiums.”

“With the uncertainty of this Supreme Court decision behind us, we will remain focused on finding ways to control health care costs and helping North Carolinians prepare for the next Annual Open Enrollment Period, which begins November 1, 2015.”

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is a leader in delivering innovative health care products, services and information to more than 3.84 million members, including approximately 1 million served on behalf of other Blue Plans. Since 1933, the company has served its customers by offering health insurance at a competitive price and has served the people of North Carolina through support of community organizations, programs and events that promote good health. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina was recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Visit BCBSNC online at All other marks are the property of their respective owners.