The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange has announced its Open Enrollment Period for Plan Year 2021 will run from Nov. 1 through Jan. 15, 2021.
This will be extending the traditional OEP by an additional 30 days and giving consumers a total of 75 days to enroll in a comprehensive health care plan.
Considered a Special Enrollment Period (SEP), Nevada Health Link’s flexibility to extend OEP by 30 days is one of the many advantages of operating as a SBE, independent of the federal government.
The upcoming OEP will be Nevada Health Link’s second OEP since it completed the transition away from HealthCare.gov in 2019. Nevada Health Link has since benefited from full autonomy and provided access to all its functions, eligibility, and data for its consumers.
Nevada Health Link reminds Nevada residents who experience qualifying events, such as job loss, marriage, birth of a child, moving, loss of health insurance or Medicaid denial may be eligible to enroll for a Qualified Health Plan anytime during the year.
Consumers who recently lost their job or had a change in income may also be eligible to receive more subsidy assistance to help pay for their health plans, and therefore they should contact Nevada Health Link rather than canceling their health insurance plans. A qualified health plan may be a more cost-effective alternative to COBRA.
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