Carson City, NV December 19, 2018
Open Enrollment may be over, but some consumers who did not
enroll in a plan by December 15 may be eligible to
purchase health insurance through a Special Enrollment Period (SEP).
Anthem plans purchased before March 23, 2010, also known as
a Grandfathered plans will no longer be available after December 31, 2018.
Consumers who were enrolled in such plans who have not enrolled in a new plan
may enroll in a different plan by December 31, 2018 to have coverage starting
January 1. Otherwise, they can enroll until March 1, but they will have a gap
“Special Enrollment Periods are additional opportunities for
Nevadans to protect themselves and their families with adequate coverage,” said
Insurance Commissioner Barbara Richardson. “Consumers are encouraged to visit
Nevada Health Link as a trusted source to enroll in health insurance.”
As a reminder, consumers with 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,