Nevada Health Link
Starting Oct 15 - What you Need to do to find a Plan
Step 1: Create Account
Step 2: Find a Plan
3. to Get Started Looking for a Plan - fill in the information listed below:
Step 4: Check Eligibility
Step 5: Review Plans
Nevada Health Insurance for Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The Obama administration (in June) kicked off the Health Insurance Marketplace education effort with a new, consumer-focused HealthCare.gov website and the 24-hours-a-day consumer call center to help Americans prepare for open enrollment and ultimately sign up for health insurance. Some states will use that website to shop for, compare and buy health insurance.
However, if you live in Nevada and need health insurance, you will need to use Nevada's own Health Insurance Marketplace: Nevada Health Link (Phone: 855-7-NV-LINK), which is operated by the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (a website geared toward guiding Nevadans through the application process, providing out of pocket cost calculators, plan sorting by primary care provider, prescription drug availability, hospital network, etc.). The federal government has assigned seven Navigators/Enrollment Assisters to Nevada.
Navigators are people who have been approved by the federal government to help you with the process of obtaining health insurance. In Nevada, there are seven Navigators with five located in the Las Vegas area. Please note: If you need health insurance (not already provided by your employer or you are not on Medicare) you will need to purchase your health insurance through the Nevada Health Link to meet the federal requirements. Be aware there are local scams in the area. No one should be calling and asking you for your private information. See the video below.
What do I do now?
Visit the Nevada Health Link and Silver State Health Insurance Exchange websites to familiarize yourself with them. You can also use the calculator there to help you get an idea of the cost which may be incurred to purchase health insurance.
When can I purchase health insurance and how do I enroll?
Beginning about October 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014 you can purchase health insurance. After that you will need to wait till the next enrollment period in late 2014. If you need assistance with filling in the form on Nevada Health Link and selecting the type of insurance you need, you may contact one of the following Navigators/Enrollment Assisters below. You have until March 31, 2014, to purchase any needed insurance without incurring a penalty.
There are several ways to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan:
· Visit the Exchange’s web portal: Nevadahealthlink.com
· Call the Exchange’s Toll Free Call Center 885-7-NVLINK (855-768-5465) to receive assistance enrolling over the telephone.
· Meet with existing health insurance agent/broker
· Meet with a licensed Navigator/Enrollment Assistor:
Navigators/Enrollment Assisters (five of seven are in Las Vegas):
- Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada - 680 Greenbrae Dr., Suite 280, Sparks, Nevada 89431 775-355-0648
- Know Your Care - 531 7th Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 702-530-5249
- Great Basin Primary Care - 321 West Winnie Lane, #104, Carson City, Nevada 89703 775-887-0417
- Consumer Assistance and Resource Enterprise (CARE) - 1785 East Sahara Avenue, Suite 360, Las Vegas, NV 89104 702-836-9033
- East Valley Family Services - 1800 East Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104 702-205-3255
- Latin Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation - 2900 E. Stewart, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 702-327-4446
- Richard Allen Community Outreach (RACO) -7917 Holly Knoll Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89129 702-395-2225 or 702-235-8482
The Library has scheduled the following sessions:
Free Informational Sessions
Need help finding your way around the new Health Care Law? AARP Nevada is partnering with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District to offer a series of free information sessions focused on how the law affects you and your family – whether or not you currently have health insurance. The sessions will include information on new benefits, protections and resources available under the law, and will help connect those seeking insurance options to Nevada HealthLink, the state’s insurance marketplace.
All sessions are free and open to the public. Additional dates and locations will be added – so be sure to check this page, visit the library district website's Events page or follow AARP Nevada on Facebook and Twitter for updates.
Saturday, November 2 at 11 a.m. – Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. (702-507-3821)
Wednesday, November 6 at 6 p.m. – Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive (702-507-3866)
Saturday, November 16 at 2 p.m. – Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. (702-507-3907)
Saturday, November 23 at 11 a.m. – Laughlin Library, 2840 S. Needles Highway (702-507-4060)
Wednesday, December 4 at 6 p.m. – West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. (702-507-3964)
Saturday, December 7 at 2 p.m. – Mesquite Library, 121 W. First North Street (702-346-5224)
- See more at: AARP Nevada