Carson City– Since Open Enrollment began on Sunday, Nov. 1, more than 72,000 residents have enrolled in health insurance plans through Nevada Health Link, powered by healthcare.gov in the state of Nevada.  Last year at this time, Nevada’s enrollment numbers were roughly at 35,000.  Nevada has grown that number by more than 105 percent, with more than six weeks to go before the enrollment season ends on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016.

“Thousands of Nevadans are learning they may be eligible for a subsidized health plan, and Nevada Health Link is the only resource in the state that can provide consumers with federal assistance to help cover health coverage costs,” said Bruce Gilbert, Executive Director with Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. “With such strong interest and enrollment numbers, we remain optimistic the number of enrollees will continue to climb as we near the end of the enrollment period on January 31.  We want to remind consumers there are many resources available to them and many ways to enroll – online, over the phone or at a licensed broker office near them.”

Throughout the open enrollment period, many licensed brokers and agents are offering extended hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and on select “Sign-Up Saturdays” to make enrollment hassle-free. Certified enrollment assisters and navigators who work with the broker and agent community are available to provide education and assistance at various outreach events.  If a consumer is not eligible for a plan through Nevada Health Link, licensed insurance professionals can assist in providing information on Medicaid and other health coverage alternatives. Individuals are encouraged to check NevadaHealthLink.com to find a broker or agent in their area.

For moreinformation to determine qualifications for health insurance offered through Nevada Health Link, call 1-855-768-5465, visit www.nevadahealthlink.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Here, individuals can get answers to their questions,  determine the best plan for their needs, compare plans by price and coverage, and learn what they need to bring with them to enroll in-person. It is recommended that individuals answer a list of pre-screening questions here to determine qualification for free or reduced medical coverage. To apply for and purchase insurance on NevadaHealthLink.com, you must be lawfully present in the U.S. and reside in the state of Nevada.

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