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Nevada Health Link enrolls 17,452 Nevadans in the first month of the open enrollment period

(CARSON CITY, NV) – Almost 17,452 Nevadans actively enrolled in qualified health insurance plans within the first 30 days of enrollment opened through NevadaHealthLink.com. The open enrollment period (OEP) for the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Exchange), the Nevada state agency that helps individuals connect to affordable medical and dental coverage, began on November 1, 2021 and ends January 15, 2022.

This is the third year that the Exchange has operated as a state-based exchange or marketplace and the agency continues to see positive growth in listings every year. Just a month after enrollment began, nearly 12,524 consumers have actively re-enrolled in health insurance plans, meaning consumers have taken to NevadaHealthLink.com to search for new coverage, online. either by upgrading or modifying their regimes. The Exchange has expanded options for consumers during this open enrollment period, including two additional insurance companies, bringing a total of seven companies and 126 total qualified health plans offered across the UK. State.

Of the more than 17,000 registrants, 4,928 are new consumers, meaning they weren’t already registered for plans through NevadaHealthLink.com. A total of 17,452 Nevadans have actively taken advantage of health insurance through Nevada Health Link this OEP so far, with a total of 89,390 consumers enrolled as of December 1. Nevada Health Link is the only place Nevadans can take advantage of federal tax credits (grants) to offset the costs of monthly premiums, making it one of the more affordable options available to Nevadans looking for. coverage. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) passed by Congress in March 2021 increased the amount of federal grants available and increased the number of Nevadans eligible for grants. In fact, 90% of consumers are now eligible for financial assistance to reduce their insurance costs.

“Nevada Health Link is committed to ensuring that every Nevadan has access to quality and affordable health care coverage and this open enrollment period has been essential to achieving this goal,” said Janel Davis, communications manager. with the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. now runs through January 15, 2022, and we encourage all Nevadans who are currently uninsured and / or looking for full coverage, to purchase plans. Many consumers are unaware that they are entitled to savings and are surprised to find that they qualify for financial assistance to reduce the cost of their monthly premiums. Now is not the time to go without health insurance, and for those concerned about the price, should speak with a local certified free enrollment assistant or broker to find a plan as part of their plan. budget and their health needs. It is private insurance at an affordable cost.

Nevada Health Link is ideal for those who do not qualify for Medicare (65+) or Medicaid benefits, but still want a lower monthly premium; those who do not have employee sponsored health insurance, including independent contractors and concert workers; and anyone looking for comprehensive, quality and affordable plans.

Nevada Health Link offers free enrollment assistance to help Nevadans navigate the enrollment process by comparing plans, finding savings, and working with each individual’s budget and health needs. Communication with the phone lines has been quick and efficient this year, to ensure Nevadans don’t wait on hold for long periods of time. In the 2022 plan’s open enrollment year, the Exchange Call Center Customer Satisfaction Survey scored 94% in the past 30 days.

Open enrollment is one of the only times Nevadans can enroll in plans through the exchange, unless they experience certain Qualifying Life Events (QLEs), such as losing health insurance, a change of job or income, a marriage, a child or a move.

To find out if you qualify and to learn more, visit NevadaHealthLink.com or call 1-800-547-2927. The call center is open Monday to Sunday during registration open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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ABOUT NEVADA HEALTH LINK:
NevadaHealthLink.com is the online insurance marketplace operated by the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Exchange), which was established under the Revised Statutes of Nevada (NRS) in 2011 by the State of Nevada and began operations in 2013 on the belief that all Nevadans deserve access. health insurance. In 2019, the exchange moved away from the federal marketplace, HealthCare.gov, and became a fully operational State-Based Exchange (SBE), in time for its seventh Open Enrollment Period (OEP). Now, this is the third year that Nevada Health Link has operated as a state-based exchange. Open Enrollment Period NevadaHealthLink.com connects eligible Nevada residents to budget-friendly medical and dental coverage and is the only place eligible consumers can receive federal tax credits to help cover premium costs. The open registration period is available from November 1 to January 15. For more information or to see if you are eligible, visit our website; subscribe to the Nevada Health Link blog and YouTube channel; like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. Nevada Health Link always encourages consumers to use the free help of a licensed enrollment professional by calling 1-800-547-2927 or visiting NevadaHealthLink.com.