Special Enrollment Period Announced for Health Insurance; Mesa View Regional Hospital can help

If you’re in the process of filing your 2014 taxes and learn you’re going to be penalized for not having health insurance in 2014, you may qualify for a special enrollment period to obtain coverage for 2015. From March 15 until April 30, the gov … [Read more...]

Health District issues advisory, recommendations regarding e-cigarettes

The Southern Nevada Health District today has issued a health advisory regarding electronic cigarettes in response to an increase in their use across the United States and in Clark County. The Health District encourages policymakers, health care … [Read more...]

NAIC Reminds Consumers to Take Steps to Protect Themselves from Identity Theft Following Anthem Security Breach

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is reminding consumers to take extra precautions regarding identity theft protection following a security breach at Anthem, Inc. The Indiana-based health insurer provides coverage for 37 … [Read more...]

Nevada Division of Insurance warns Nevadans about Anthem data breach

Commissioner Scott J. Kipper is warning Nevada residents that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has been a victim of a cyberattack and that personal information of current and past Anthem policy holders has been compromised. “We have been in close c … [Read more...]

In Nevada, 56,421 people are signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace

Nearly 7.5 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through the HealthCare.gov platform as of Jan. 30, 2015, including 56,421 in Nevada.  Today’s Weekly Enrollment Snapshot for the first time also includes people who se … [Read more...]

Health District commemorates American Heart Month; joins Million Hearts™ campaign

Love your heart . . . love your loved ones . . .heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Nevada and across the country. In 2012, more than 5,000 Nevadans died from heart disease. To commemorate American Heart Month, the Southern Nevada … [Read more...]

It’s back . . . the 10-in-10 Challenge kicks off Feb. 9; Signups begin Feb. 2

Just as those New Year’s resolutions are starting to wane the Southern Nevada Health District is launching its annual 10-in-10 Challenge, the online program that helps participants both cut and burn more calories. The free program kicks off Monday, F … [Read more...]

In Nevada, 47,784 people signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace

HHS encourages consumers to sign up by Jan.15 for coverage that starts Feb. 1 This Thursday marks the second Open Enrollment deadline for the 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace. For coverage starting on Feb. 1, it is important for people to sign-up … [Read more...]

New SleevesUp website from the American Red Cross lets supporters host virtual blood drives

January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives. SleevesUp is a first-of-its-kind website that lets those … [Read more...]

Give something that means something – Give blood or platelets

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation. Blood donations often decline this time of year when donors get busy with holiday festivities and travel. Severe w … [Read more...]