CARSON CITY, NV – The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, the state agency that connects Nevadans to qualified health plans through the online State Based Exchange (SBE), known Nevada Health Link, is extending its limited-time Exceptional Circumstance Special Enrollment Period for qualified Nevadans who missed the Open Enrollment Period.
The SEP, originally introduced in response to Governor Sisolak’s March 12th Emergency Declaration, was initially offered through April 15, but has been extended through May 15th, giving eligible individuals 30 additional days to enroll in a qualified health plan through the SBE platform, Nevada Health Link.
Consumers who enroll on or before April 30 will have coverage effective May 1, 2020. Consumers who enroll May 1-15 will have coverage effective June 1, 2020.
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 continue to offer extended weekend hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST. The Exchange recommends working with a certified broker or navigator to enroll in the SEP.
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. Consumers who recently lost their job or had a change in income may be eligible to receive more subsidy assistance to help pay for their health plans.