Deavila, Public Information Officer
RELEASE– December 2, 2015
Enroll in a health
insurance plan before December 15, 2015 to avoid a gap in coverage
Carson City, NV –
Today marks the second day of December which means consumers have 14 days left
to enroll in a 2016 health insurance policy if they wish to have coverage
starting on January 1, 2016.
“Because 2015 health insurance plans will end on December
31, 2015, consumers are strongly encouraged to choose a 2016 health insurance
plan by December 15, 2015, in order to avoid any gap in coverage,” said Acting
Commissioner Amy Parks.
Consumers who enroll and pay for a 2016 health insurance
policy between December 16, 2015, and January 15, 2016, will not have coverage until
February 1, 2016. Consumers who enroll between January 16, 2016, and January 31,
2016, which is the end of the open enrollment period, will not have coverage
until March 1, 2016.
For plan year 2016, there are a total of 18 carriers
offering approximately 650 health insurance plans for individuals and small
employers on and off the Exchange. Of these 18 carriers, 4 of them offer
individual health insurance plans on the Exchange with 65 different plans to choose
from. Consumers may view and compare all the health insurance plans, rates, and
documents at http://healthrates.doi.nv.gov/Wizard.aspx
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.