Carson City, NV - January 10, 2018
The Nevada Division of Insurance wants to remind consumers
that even though the Open Enrollment Period ended December 15, 2017 for
the individual health insurance market, some Nevada consumers may still be
eligible to purchase health insurance through a Special Enrollment Period
Consumers who lost their insurance coverage on December 31,
2017, because their plan is no longer being offered this year can still
purchase a plan up until March 1, 2018, if they haven’t purchased a policy
already. Consumers who had coverage with Aetna, Anthem, Golden Rule, Prominence
and Sierra Health & Life (outside of Clark County) may be eligible for this
SEP due to loss of minimum essential coverage.
“Nevadans are encouraged to take advantage of this Special
Enrollment Period so that they don’t miss out on the opportunity to continue to
be insured if they are eligible,” said Insurance Commissioner Barbara
It is also important to remember consumers who had
Qualifying Life Events (QLEs) may also purchase health insurance outside of the
Open Enrollment Period window. These QLEs may include changes in household such
as getting married or divorced, having a baby or a death in the family. Changes
in residence, such as moving to a different zip code are also QLEs. To view a
full list of QLE visit Nevada Health Link’s website NevadaHealthLink.com.
To find out if you are eligible for a SEP visit NevadaHealthLink.com.
You may also visit with a licensed broker or agent.
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 $14 billion insurance industry. The Division
of Insurance has offices in Carson City and Las Vegas. In 2017, the Division
investigated more than 3,200 consumer complaints and recovered over $5 million
on behalf of consumers. For more information about the Division of Insurance, visit DOI.NV.GOV.
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