Nevada Health Link Having Special Open Enrollment Period

Runs Now Through April 20th

Mitch Kelly
March 17, 2020 - 2:42 pm
A general view shows hotel-casinos as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States on March 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. MGM Resorts International announced on Sunday that it will suspend casino operations on Monday and hotel operations

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - In response to Governor Sisolak’s March 12th Emergency Declaration, the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, the state agency that connects Nevadans to qualified health plans through the online State Based Exchange aka Nevada Health Link), has announced a limited-time Exceptional Circumstance Special Enrollment Period  for qualified Nevadans who missed the Open Enrollment Period.

The period runs from through April 15, 2020, and will allow eligible individuals to enroll in a qualified health plan through the SBE platform, Nevada Health Link.

Individuals seeking a special enrollment are encouraged to contact the Customer Assistance Call Center between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1-800-547-2927; TTY: 711. The Call Center will extend its hours on Saturday’s and Sunday’s (except for Easter Sunday) from March 21 through April 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Exchange recommends working with a certified broker or navigator to enroll in the SEP. Nevada Health Link offers language assistance and if you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a disability, accommodations are provided at no cost.

Nevada Health Link wants to clarify that insurance is NOT required to be tested for COVID-19; and the emergency regulation signed by the Governor provides that there is no cost to consumers for medical services related to testing for COVID-19.

Nevada Health Link reminds Nevada residents who experience other qualifying events, such as marriage, birth of a child, moving, loss of health insurance, or Medicaid denial are also eligible to shop for a qualified health plan. Learn more on our website: https://www.nevadahealthlink.com/sep or in Spanish: https://www.nevadahealthlink.com/sepes.