Carson City, NV - October 16, 2015
The Nevada Division of Insurance is excited to announce the launch of its Fall Health Insurance Awareness campaign. The month of October is a good time to begin thinking about a 2016 HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY! Open Enrollment is just around the corner starting November 1st and running through January 31st, 2016. That is why the Division of Insurance is officially kicking off a pre-enrollment campaign to turn consumers into insurance experts before Open Enrollment begins.
“We encourage Nevadans to be proactive in October, start considering what type of health insurance meets the needs of their families and begin researching the different insurance products available in Nevada,” said Insurance Commissioner Amy Parks.
Starting in October, the Division of Insurance hopes to raise health insurance awareness. The simple part of the process is clicking the mouse to purchase a health insurance policy through Nevada Health Link (nevadahealthlink.com), an insurance agent, or directly with a health insurance carrier. Understanding the particulars of health insurance products, however, can be the complex part of the process.
Throughout the 3-month period of open enrollment, the Division of Insurance will be posting important information on its website for consumers to get the scoop on insurance. The focus of each week will target specific areas of information.
Week 1: October 12-16 – Know the terms and where to find the cost of a 2016 health insurance policy
Week 2: October 19-23 – Young Invincibles: what Millennials need to know
Week 3: October 26-30 – Get more bang for your buck
Week 4: November 2-6 – Open Enrollment begins: who, what, where, why and how
“Consumers can take advantage of the variety of free resources available to them through the Division of Insurance website,” said Acting Commissioner Parks.
These resources include a variety of tools online or by downloading the Division’s smartphone app “NDOI Connect” for Apple and Android users, such as a rate comparison tool that allows consumers to view health insurance rates and documentation for individual and small group insurance products offered on and off the Exchange. The website also features educational videos that will aid consumers in understanding the insurance rate review process in Nevada as well as understanding the cost of health insurance.
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 of Insurance 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.