Nevada health insurance exchange is being targeted by some lawmakers

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Legislators seek to cede control of the health insurance exchange to the federal government Lawmakers in Nevada want to eliminate the state’s health insurance exchange. Nevada Health Link, as it is called, is being accused of wasting money and disappointing consumers that have sought to obtain insurance coverage. New legislation has been introduced to cede control of the exchange to the federal government, which would then be responsible for funding and managing the exchange. Governor Brian Sandoval believes that the state should continue operating its own exchange, however. Governor plans…

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More than 40,000 people sign up for health insurance coverage through Nevada exchange

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State insurance exchange is performing well this year Thousands of consumers in Nevada have purchased health insurance coverage through the state’s exchange during the latest open enrollment period. According to information released by the state’s exchange, some 40,285 have enrolled in the exchange before December 15. These people will have their new insurance policies go active on January 1, 2015, and will also receive any tax credits they may be eligible for at the same time. Technical issues of the past have been resolved, making it easier for consumers to…

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Nevada updates its health insurance exchange

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Nevada Health Link has received an overhaul in an effort to make it perform better than it did last year Nevada is prepared to launch its newly revised health insurance exchange. Officials with Nevada Health Link, the state’s exchange, believe that the exchange’s new website will be able to handle the demand and traffic coming from consumers. Last year, the exchange struggled to provide people with access to health insurance policies and was harshly criticized by many as a failure. This year, state officials are expressing optimism concerning the revisions…

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Insurance exchange in Nevada open for buying health plans

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Residents of the state don’t need to wait to purchase coverage for next year, as is the case in other parts of the country. Consumers across the United States are typically unable to purchase plans through their state or the federal insurance exchange until November 15,unless they have undergone certain qualifying life events since the start of the year, such as moving into a different state, the addition of a child to the family, or a marriage. However, individuals who live in Nevada are already able to access their insurance…

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Health insurance enrollment in Nevada continues onward

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March 31, 2014 may have marked the end of the open enrollment period but people are still signing up. The Nevada Health Link may have ended its open enrollment for health insurance on the exchange as of the close of March, this year, but this hasn’t stopped residents of the state from signing up in order to take advantage of another opportunity. A sixty day special enrollment session started at the beginning of this month and enrollments are still coming. The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange board, which is responsible…

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Cancelled policies in Nevada to stay cancelled

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Health insurance policies in Nevada remain cancelled The Nevada Division of Insurance has announced that all health insurance policies that were cancelled due to the Affordable Care Act’s provisions cannot be renewed in the state. This decision came after consulting with the attorney general’s office and meeting with several executives from insurance companies operating in Nevada. The logistics involved with reversing cancellations, especially after notices had already been sent to policyholder, have been deemed too extreme to be viable. 25,000 consumers forced to find new policies Some 25,000 Nevadans have…

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Nevadans caught in health insurance limbo

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Some 25,000 in Nevada receive health insurance cancellation notices Many consumers in Nevada are currently in a state of limbo concerning their health insurance coverage. Approximately 25,000 people throughout the state have received cancellation notices from their insurance providers, but whether or not these cancellations will actually occur is still up for debate. Policyholders are currently waiting on state officials to determine if these cancellations will bear any weight and whether health insurance plans that do not comply with federal standards should be allowed to remain active. Regulatory shift could…

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