Nevada: @NVHealthLink extends Special Enrollment Period thru 8/15

This was apparently decided awhile ago (there was no press release), but I just learned about it today thanks to Louise Norris:

Nevada’s Response to Coronavirus

Nevada Health Link opened a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for uninsured Nevadans, starting February 15 through August 15, 2021. The SEP is in accordance with the Executive Order issued by President Biden last month, in response to the ongoing national emergency presented by COVID-19.

  • Coming soon! Thanks to the recently passed American Rescue Plan, we’ll soon be offering more money to help pay for your coverage. Learn more here.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (SSHIX, also known as Nevada Health Link), Nevada Division of Insurance (DOI), the Governor’s Office and the Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health (DPBH) are closely monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

State of Nevada Numbers and Cases from the Dept. of Health & Human Services

For the most up-to-date information, please see the links and resources below:

Special Enrollment Period (SEP)

Nevada Health Link is opening a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for uninsured Nevadans, starting February 15 through August 15, 2021. The SEP is in accordance with the Executive Order issued by President Biden last month, in response to the ongoing national emergency presented by COVID-19.

Nevadans who have lost their job due to COVID-19 (or due to other circumstances) or experience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) can newly enroll in a health plan through Nevada Health Link even outside the open enrollment period (Nov. 1 – Jan. 15). Currently, enrolled members who experience life changes can make changes to their health insurance or choose a new plan. This is known as a Special Enrollment period (SEP). Learn more: Special Enrollment Period