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Enroll in a health insurance plan before December 15, 2015 to avoid a gap in coverage

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

FOR IMMEDIATE 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.

 

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