Deavila, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
– October 7, 2015
The Nevada Division of Insurance launches its Fall Health Insurance
The Nevada Division of Insurance
is excited to announce the launch of its Fall Health Insurance Awareness
campaign. The month of October is a good time to begin thinking about a 2016
HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY! Open Enrollment is just around the corner starting
November 1st and running through January 31st, 2016. That is why the Division
of Insurance is officially kicking off a pre-enrollment campaign to turn
consumers into insurance experts before Open Enrollment begins.
“We encourage Nevadans to be
proactive in October, start considering what type of health insurance meets the
needs of their families and begin researching the different insurance products
available in Nevada,” said Insurance Commissioner Amy Parks.
Starting in October, the Division
of Insurance hopes to raise health insurance awareness. The simple part of the
process is clicking the mouse to purchase a health insurance policy through
Nevada Health Link (nevadahealthlink.com), an insurance agent, or directly with
a health insurance carrier. Understanding the particulars of health insurance
products, however, can be the complex part of the process.
Throughout the 3-month period of open
enrollment, the Division of Insurance will be posting important information on
its website for consumers to get the scoop on insurance. The focus of each week
will target specific areas of information.
Week 1: October 12-16 – Know the
terms and where to find the cost of a 2016 health insurance policy
Week 2: October 19-23 – Young
Invincibles: what Millennials need to know
Week 3: October 26-30 – Open Enrollment begins: who, what, where, why and how
Week 4: November 2-6 – Get more bang for your buck
“Consumers can take advantage of
the variety of free resources available to them through the Division of
Insurance website,” said Acting Commissioner Parks.
These resources include a variety
of tools online or by downloading the Division’s smartphone app “NDOI Connect”
for Apple and Android users, such as a rate comparison tool that
allows consumers to view health insurance rates and documentation for
individual and small group insurance products offered on and off the Exchange.
The website also features educational videos that will aid consumers in
understanding the insurance rate review process in Nevada as well as
understanding the cost of health insurance.
About the Nevada Division of
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