- May 27, 2015
The Nevada Division of Insurance (NVDOI) is seeking
public input on the selection of Nevada’s essential health benefits plan (EHB),
which will set the benchmark for health care services that will be required in
all individual and small group health insurance plans starting in 2017.
“The Essential Health Benefits package has served Nevada
well since it was adopted for the plan year 2014, but it is a good idea to
revisit that package periodically to ensure it remains relevant and efficient”
said Commissioner Scott J. Kipper.
The Nevada Division of Insurance will be talking public
comment at four public meetings being held across the state. There will be one
morning session and one evening session.
On Wednesday, June 3rd the evening sessions will be video conferenced in 3 locations:
•Las Vegas – 6:30 p.m.
College of Southern Nevada-Cheyenne
3200 East Cheyenne Ave.
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
•Reno – 6:30 p.m.
Truckee Meadows Community College-
Room Sierra 108
7000 Dandini Blvd, Reno, NV 89512
•Elko – 6:30 p.m.
Great Basin Community College
1500 College Pkwy. Elko, NV 89801
On Thursday, June 4th the morning session will be located
•Las Vegas – 9 a.m.
College of Southern Nevada-
6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV. 89146
Public comment can also be submitted in writing to the
Commissioner of Insurance at 1818 E. College Pkwy., Suite 103, Carson City, NV
89706 or by fax at (775) 687-0788 or by email to Yeraldin Deavila at email@example.com. All written public
comment must be received by June 12, at 5 p.m.
Nevada must select an existing health plan to set the
benchmark for the items and services included in the essential health benefits
package. Nevada must choose one from the following 10 plans:
Small Group Plans:
Sierra Health and Life: SHL Solutions PPO Platinum
Health Plan of Nevada: HPN Solutions HMO Platinum
Health Plan of Nevada: HPN
Solutions POS Gold
State Employee Plans:
Nevada PEBP: Self-funded PPO Plan
Nevada PEBP: Health Plan of Nevada HMO
Nevada PEBP: Hometown Health Plan HMO
Largest HMO Plan:
HPN: Clark County School District-HPN Solutions HMO
Federal Employee Plans:
GEHA: Benefit Plan 2014
FEHBP: Blue Cross-Blue Shield Standard
FEHBP: Blue Cross-Blue Shield Basic
Plan documents and other support materials such as
comparison tools can be found at http://doi.nv.gov/ehb.aspx.
The benefits and services included in the health insurance
plan selected by the State of Nevada would become the essential health benefits
In December, 2012 after numerous meetings with interested
Nevada consumers, Commissioner Scott J. Kipper selected a small group plan from
the Health Plan of Nevada as the 2014-2016 EHB Benchmark Plan for the State.
About the Nevada Division of Insurance
The State of Nevada Division of Insurance, a division of the
Nevada Department of Business and Industry, protects the rights of Nevada
consumers and regulates Nevada’s $11.9 billion insurance industry. The division
has offices in Carson City and Las Vegas. In 2014, the Division investigated
more than 2,800 consumer complaints and recovered nearly $4 million on behalf
of consumers. For more information about the Division of Insurance, visit
DOI.NV.GOV or download the Division’s smartphone app NDOI Connect today in the
Apple App Store and Google Play.