Open Enrollment through NevadaHealthLink.com is the one time of year that Nevadans can freely enroll or make changes to their health insurance plan without experiencing a qualifying life event. Nevada’s Open Enrollment Period began on November 1, and 14,570 Nevadans have already taken action to actively shop and enroll in plans in the first month.
Of the more than 14,000 active enrollments, 5,890 are new enrollees, meaning they have not previously been enrolled in a plan through NevadaHealthLink.com. This is almost double the number of new enrollees compared to the same time last year in the first month of open enrollment. Additionally, 8,670 consumers actively re-enrolled, meaning they were previously enrolled in a plan but actively changed or changed their plan for the new year. In total, Nevada Health Link has more than 82,000 Nevadans enrolled in plans.
The Open Enrollment Period started stronger than ever this year, with 1,834 Nevadans signing up for coverage in the first seven days—the most Nevada Health Link has seen since the first week of Open Enrollment.
Nevada Health Link is the only place Nevadans can take advantage of financial assistance or tax credits to offset the costs of monthly premiums, making it one of the most affordable options available to Nevadans. who ask for coverage. 94% of enrollees use subsidies to lower the cost of their monthly premium.
Nevada Health Link also offers free local enrollment assistance through a network of licensed enrollment professionals to help Nevadans navigate the enrollment process by comparing plans, finding savings, and working on each individual or family’s budget and health needs. Help is available in person or over the phone, with help available in multiple languages. Going through the phone lines was quick and efficient this year, with a call center customer satisfaction rate of 94% in this open enrollment.
“Shopping at Nevada Health Link has never been easier, and we’re proud to see more Nevadans take action and put their health first this season,” said Katie Charleson, Nevada Health Link’s Communications Officer. “We have expanded our network of certified enrollment assisters this year, offering additional assistance throughout the enrollment process. We encourage Nevadans to find our free local enrollment assistance if they need help choosing a plan or have questions about which coverage is right for their lifestyle.
Nevada Health Link is good for those who don’t qualify for Medicare (65+) or Medicaid benefits; those without employer-sponsored health insurance, including independent contractors and gig workers; and Nevadans looking for comprehensive, quality, and affordable plans.
To find out if you’re eligible and to learn more, visit NevadaHealthLink.com or call 1-800-547-2927. The call center is open Monday through Sunday during open enrollment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.