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 selected a plan or were automatically reenrolled within select Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). This localized data provides another level of detail to better understand total plan selections within local communities ahead of the Feb. 15 deadline. As of Jan. 30 –
- 38,610 consumers in the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV local area selected or were automatically enrolled in a plan
“There are just eleven days before the February 15 deadline and the end of this year’s Open Enrollment,” HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell said. “Time is running out. Consumers should shop at HealthCare.gov for an affordable plan that fits their budget and health needs and join the 56,421 individuals in Nevada who have signed up to date. 90 percent of Nevada consumers who have signed up for coverage qualify for financial assistance to help lower the cost of their premiums.”
MSAs are geographic areas designated by the Office of Management and Budget and have populations of at least 50,000. A number of MSAs cross state lines. In the cases where MSAs cross into states using their own enrollment platforms, only data from the portions of the MSA using the HealthCare.gov platform are included.
As we near the Feb. 15 deadline and end of Open Enrollment, officials from HHS are available for print, radio and television interviews. Satellite TV interviews are also available.
To request an interview with an official from HHS, email email@example.com.
Fast Facts about Open Enrollment in Nevada:
- Since Open Enrollment began on Nov. 15, 56,421 Nevada consumers have selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled.
- In the first two months of Open Enrollment, 90 percent of Nevada consumers who selected health insurance plans were determined eligible for financial assistance to lower their monthly premiums.
- Nationwide, consumers can choose from an average of 40 health plans in their county for 2015 coverage – up from 30 in 2014.
- Nationwide, 8 out of 10 Marketplace enrollees as of December 2014 could obtain coverage for $100 or less after any applicable tax credits in 2015.
Help is available:
We’re working to meet consumers where they are, whether that’s online, over the phone or in person.
- Online: Information is available at HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSal
- By Phone: Marketplace call center representatives are available to help all day, every day at 1-800-318-2596. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325. Assistance is available in 150 languages. The call is free.
- In person: Consumers can find local help at by visiting: Localhelp.healthcare.gov
About the Health Insurance Marketplace:
Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2015 began Nov. 15, 2014, and runs through Feb. 15, 2015. Consumers should visit HealthCare.gov to review and compare health plan options and find out if they are eligible for financial assistance, which can help pay monthly premiums and reduce out-of-pocket costs when receiving services.
· To sign up for individual and family coverage, visit: https://www.healthcare.
· For more information about Health Insurance Marketplaces, visit: www.healthcare.gov/