BRIEFS: Record health insurance enrollment in Nevada
The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, which assists individuals in finding health coverage through the online marketplace Nevada Health Link, enrolled a record 90,962 Nevadans during its fifth open enrollment season.
This year, open enrollment was Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, six weeks shorter than in years’ past. Despite the shortened period, the exchange generated week-over-week enrollment increases, with a surge of 22,716 new and returning customers in the last week alone.
As of Dec. 15, the total number of enrollments is at a record-breaking 90,962 — with 27,936 new enrollees and 63,026 returning customers. The Nevada Health Link’s state-run outreach and education efforts included 47 navigators, three broker agency grantees and over 100 participating brokers.
While the 8,332 initial claims for unemployment reported for the week ending Sept. 12 was 381 more than the week prior, continued claims decreased for the fifth straight week.