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By Brenda Porter-Rockwell

‘Assisters’ Help Migrant Farmers Sign up for Health Insurance During Grace Period

When migrant farmers enter the U.S. with an H-2A work visa, the clock starts ticking on a 60-day period in which they can enroll in an insurance plan, even though they've missed the open enrollment period. In central North Carolina, an alliance of social service, healthcare, and legal aid groups are helping immigrants who pay federal taxes and have…