Nevada: @NVHealthLink reports 67.2K QHPs thru 11/30; reminds residents of 12/15 deadline for January coverage

via the Nevada Health Link:

Nevada Health Link reminds Nevadans there are 45 days remaining to secure health insurance for 2021 coverage

Nevadans have until Dec. 31 to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan effective Jan. 1, 2021

Nevada Health Link, the online health insurance marketplace operated by the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Exchange), reminds Nevadans that Open Enrollment for a comprehensive, Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health plan for 2021 ends on Jan. 15, 2021. All plans offered through the Exchange cover the ten essential health benefits including pre-existing conditions and all COVID-19-related diagnosis and treatment. Consumers should know they must enroll in a plan by Dec. 31, 2020 to have health coverage effective Jan. 1, 2021. Anyone who enrolls between Jan. 1 and Jan. 15 will have coverage effective Feb. 1, 2021.

Exchange plans are ideal for those who don’t qualify for Medicare or Medicaid but still need financial assistance; those who don’t have employee-sponsored health insurance, including independent contractors and gig workers; and anyone seeking comprehensive, quality and affordable plans.

Nevada Health Link is the only place consumers can qualify for subsidies to help offset the cost of monthly premiums, and four out of five Nevadans who purchase a plan on Nevada Health Link qualify for financial assistance (tax credits).

This year, Nevada Health Link offers a combined 50 plans – nearly double the numbers of plans offered last year – from five carriers, including Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), SilverSummit (Ambetter), Anthem HMO Co, Friday Health Plans and SelectHealth. Nevada Health Link also offers 27 dental plans from six dental carriers and has recently partnered with VSP to offer vision plans.

  • To date, a total of 67,188 consumers have enrolled in a plan on Nevada Health Link
  • 50,434 were auto-reenrolled
  • 7,423 represents the number of new consumer enrollments as of November 30, 2020
  • 9,331 represents the number of returning consumers who have actively shopped and enrolled in a plan

Consumers must enroll by 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31 for coverage effective Jan. 1, 2021. Enroll by 11:59 p.m. Jan. 15, 2021 for coverage effective Feb. 1, 2021.