Contact: Yeraldin Deavila, Public Information Officer
Phone: (775) 687-0772
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
– May 27, 2015
Nevada Division of Insurance seeks comment on 2017 Essential Health Benefits
CARSON CITY – The
Nevada Division of Insurance (NVDOI) is seeking public input on the selection
of Nevada’s essential health benefits plan (EHB), which will set the benchmark
for health care services that will be required in all individual and small
group health insurance plans starting in 2017.
“The Essential Health
Benefits package has served Nevada well since it was adopted for the plan year
2014, but it is a good idea to revisit that package periodically to ensure it
remains relevant and efficient” said Commissioner Scott J. Kipper.
The Nevada Division
of Insurance will be taking public comment at four public meetings being held
across the state. There will be one morning session and one evening session.
On Wednesday, June 3rd
the evening sessions will be video conferenced in 3 locations:
– 6:30 p.m.
of Southern Nevada-Cheyenne Campus
East Cheyenne Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89030
Meadows Community College- Dandini Campus
Dandini Blvd, Reno, NV 89512
Basin Community College
College Pkwy. Elko, NV 89801
On Thursday, June 4th
the morning session will be located at:
– 9 a.m.
College of Southern Nevada- Charleston
6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV. 89146
Public comment can also be submitted in writing to the
Commissioner of Insurance at 1818 E. College Pkwy., Suite 103, Carson City, NV
89706 or by fax at (775) 687-0788 or by email to Yeraldin Deavila. All written public comment must be received by June 12, at 5 p.m.
Nevada must select an existing health plan to set the
benchmark for the items and services included in the essential health benefits
package Nevada must choose one from the following 10 plans:
Small Group Plans:
Health and Life: SHL Solutions PPO Platinum
Plan of Nevada: HPN Solutions HMO Platinum
Plan of Nevada: HPN Solutions POS Gold
State Employee Plans:
PEBP: Self-funded PPO Plan
PEBP: Health Plan of Nevada HMO
PEBP: Hometown Health Plan HMO
Largest HMO Plan:
Clark County School District-HPN Solutions HMO
Federal Employee Plans:
Benefit Plan 2014
Blue Cross-Blue Shield Standard
Blue Cross-Blue Shield Basic
Plan documents and other support materials such as
comparison tools can be found here.
The benefits and services included in the health insurance
plan selected by the State of Nevada would become the essential health benefits
In December, 2012 after numerous meetings with interested
Nevada consumers, Commissioner Scott J. Kipper selected a small group plan from
the Health Plan of Nevada as the 2014-2016 EHB Benchmark Plan for the State.
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
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.