Early enrollment in Nevada insurance marketplace tops 60,000

November 16, 2019

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s new health insurance marketplace has enrolled more than 60,000 people in a health plan during the first third of the 45-day enrollment period.

Nevada Health Link said Friday that many of the 65,000 people with existing coverage were automatically re-enrolled for 2020.

Nevada Health Link sells insurance to people who buy their own policy rather than getting health coverage from their employer, Medicare or Medicaid. It is the only place where consumers can qualify for subsidies under former President Barack Obama’s health care law, known as the Affordable Care Act.

Nevada is running its own insurance marketplace for the first time this year after breaking from a system run by the federal government.

Consumers in Nevada have until Dec. 15 to sign up for coverage during 2020.