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Current CO-OP Members qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll and pay for a 2016 Health Insurance Plan

Contact: Yeraldin Deavila, Public Information Officer
Phone: (775) 687-0772
E-mail: ydeavila@doi.nv.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE– December 21, 2015

Current CO-OP Members qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll and pay for a 2016 Health Insurance Plan

Carson City – Since Nevada Health CO-OP plans are ending on December 31, 2015, current CO-OP members qualify for a special enrollment period (SEP).

Current CO-OP members who have not enrolled in a new plan for 2016, and would like to have coverage effective January 1, 2016, have until December 31, 2015 to enroll in a new plan and pay their first month of premium.

CO-OP members must contact the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) by calling 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325) to take advantage of this special enrollment period. When calling the FFM, make sure to identify yourself as a current Nevada Health CO-OP member who is eligible for the special enrollment period and request that the operator check to see whether you are eligible for this special enrollment period.

Members who have questions may contact the following entities:

•           Call Nevada Health CO-OP at (855) 606-2667, or e-mail info@nevadahealthcoop.org      

•           Visit NevadaHealthLink.com or call 1-855-768-5465 (TTY 1-855-853-8100)

•           Email Nevada Health Link at:  Contact@exchange.nv.gov or CustomerserviceNVHL@exchange.nv.gov            

•           Visit LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov to find personal help in your area.

 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 of Insurance 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.

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