Nevada Division of Insurance seeks comment on 2017 Essential Health Benefits

- 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 Campus

Room C-2638

3200 East Cheyenne Ave.

North Las Vegas, NV 89030

•Reno – 6:30 p.m.

Truckee Meadows Community College- Dandini Campus

Room Sierra 108

7000 Dandini Blvd, Reno, NV 89512

•Elko – 6:30 p.m.

Great Basin Community College

Room HTC-121

1500 College Pkwy. Elko, NV 89801

On Thursday, June 4th the morning session will be located at:

•Las Vegas – 9 a.m.

College of Southern Nevada- Charleston Campus

Room K-101

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 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:

1.            Sierra Health and Life: SHL Solutions PPO Platinum

2.            Health Plan of Nevada: HPN Solutions HMO Platinum

3.            Health Plan of Nevada: HPN Solutions POS Gold

State Employee Plans:

1.            Nevada PEBP: Self-funded PPO Plan

2.            Nevada PEBP: Health Plan of Nevada HMO

3.            Nevada PEBP: Hometown Health Plan HMO

Largest HMO Plan:

1.            HPN: Clark County School District-HPN Solutions HMO

Federal Employee Plans:

1.            GEHA: Benefit Plan 2014

2.            FEHBP: Blue Cross-Blue Shield Standard

3.            FEHBP: Blue Cross-Blue Shield Basic

Plan documents and other support materials such as comparison tools can be found at

The benefits and services included in the health insurance plan selected by the State of Nevada would become the essential health benefits package. 

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.



Yeraldin Deavila
(775) 687-0772