Nearly 17,452 Nevadans have actively enrolled in qualified health insurance plans within the first 30 days of open enrollment through NevadaHealthLink.com.
The open enrollment period for the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange runs through Jan. 15.
Just a month into open enrollment, nearly 12,524 consumers have actively re-enrolled in the health insurance plans, meaning consumers went online to NevadaHealthLink.com to seek new coverage either through upgrading or changing plans.
The exchange expanded options for consumers during this open enrollment period, including two additional insurance carriers, bringing to a total of seven carriers and 126 total qualified health plans offered statewide.
Of the over 17,000 enrollees, 4,928 are new consumers.
Nevada Health Link is the only place Nevadans can take advantage of federal tax credits (subsidies) to offset the costs of monthly premiums. The American Rescue Plan Act passed by Congress in March increased the amount of federal subsidies available and expanded the number of Nevadans who qualify for subsidies. Now 90% of consumers qualify for financial assistance to lower their insurance costs.
Nevada Health Link is ideal for those who don’t qualify for Medicare (65+) or Medicaid benefits, but still want a lower monthly premium; those who don’t have employee-sponsored health insurance, including independent contractors and gig workers; and anyone seeking comprehensive, quality, and affordable plans.
Open enrollment is one of the only times Nevadans can enroll in plans through the exchange, unless experiencing certain qualifying life events, such as losing health insurance, change of employment or income, getting married, having a child or moving.
To find out if you’re eligible and to learn more, visit NevadaHealthLink.com or call 800-547-2927. The call center is open Monday through Sunday during open enrollment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.