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Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open Through December 15
Turkey Trotters Invited to Raise Alzheimer's Awareness During Fun Run
HGH Celebrates National Diabetes Day With Free A1C Screen
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Community Residents Invited to 'Beef Up' the Blood Supply During Drive
Prospective Volunteers Invited to Auxiliary Membership Meeting
HGH Partners with State Welfare to Facilitate Medicaid Application
Humboldt General Hospital Encourages Residents to "Paint Winnemucca Pink!"
HGH EMS Rescue to Present '2017 Annual EMS Refresher'
Burke Named Full-Time Chief of Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue
Humboldt General Hospital Re-Accredited for Diabetes Education
Art Frable Will Be Humboldt General Hospital's New Chief Executive Officer
HGH EMS Rescue Will Host Safe Kids Checkpoint This Saturday
Community Invited to Meet CEO Candidate during Sunday 'Meet and Greet'
Charity Brause New Patient Relations Coordinator at Humboldt General Hospital
HGH Cardiac Rehab Achieves Nation's Highest Certification
HGH EMS Rescue to Offer Child Passenger Safety Certification
Are You Ready to Transform Your Skin? Join HGH for August Seminar
Trustees Launch Search for Humboldt General Hospital CEO
Humboldt General Lunchtime Seminar Will Focus on 'Summertime Skin Safety'
Community Invited to 'Find the Hero in You' and Give Blood
Incoming HGH CEO Relinquishes Position, New Search Will Begin
Humboldt General Lunchtime Seminar Will Focus on 'Slip, Trip, Fall' Prevention
Rita Clement Named 2017 'Nightingale Nurse of the Year'
Humboldt General Hospital Employees Honored for Years of Service
Hospital Auxiliary Celebrates Volunteer Accomplishments
HGH EMS Rescue, Lowry High School Partner for Anti-Alcohol Program
Humboldt General Hospital Presents 'Brain Attack' Seminar
LaRena's Race Saturday, May 13, at French Ford Middle School
Father's Health Will Delay New Hospital CEO's Arrival
HGH Employees Wear Jeans in Support of Sexual Assault Awareness
Turn in Your Expired, Unwanted Prescription Medications This Saturday
Fifth Annual 'Color the Mucc' Fun Run Celebrates Earth Day
Humboldt General Hospital Honors Top Employees
Humboldt General Welcomes Larger, More Capable Helicopter
Humboldt General Hospital Welcomes First Baby to New Unit
Community Invited to 'Find the Hero in You' and Give Blood
Two Local Nurses Graduate with Bachelor of Science Degrees
Annual Community Health Fair This Saturday, March 18
Humboldt General Hospital Says Goodbye to Longtime Receptionist
Humboldt General Hospital Trustees Offer CEO Position to Longtime Nurse
HGH EMS, AirOne Rescue Man Pinned Overnight Following UTV Accident
Local Church Purchases Defibrillator to Protect Parishioners
Hospital Seeks to Raise Awareness of Women's Heart Disease
'Pink Lady' Donation Puts More Power Behind EMS Extrication Tools
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Humboldt General Hospital Implements Program to Increase Patient Survival
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Press Center > News > 2017 > Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open Through December 15

Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open Through December 15

If you do not have health coverage for 2018, it's time to act now.

The open enrollment period for the 2018 Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace runs from November 1 to December 15, 2017. Residents and small businesses are encouraged to compare and purchase private health insurance options by accessing federal, state or local resources.

The federal government’s Affordable Care Act created the insurance marketplace to allow individuals and small employers to choose from private health plans at lower costs. The marketplace is open to U.S. citizens and documented residents who are not eligible for other coverage such as Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, or employer-sponsored coverage. Local residents may visit the marketplace at healthcare.gov to directly compare and purchase private health insurance options.

Within Nevada, residents may also visit the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange’s online marketplace, Nevada Health Link,to apply for health coverage, review current plans or choose new plans. The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange was established per Nevada Revised Statues (NRS) in 2011 by the State of Nevada, and operations began in 2013. It allows Nevadans to shop for health insurance, and provides federal tax credits and subsidies to help cover the cost of insurance for those who qualify.

Additionally, Humboldt County has two certified in-person assistance organizations that provide help free of charge on behalf of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange: Davis Insurance (775-623-2478) or the State of Nevada Consumer Health Assistance (775-753-5709).

It is important for residents to note this year’s abbreviated enrollment period which is six weeks shorter than in years past; the last day to enroll in coverage is December 15, 2017. If residents do not act by this date, they will be unable to get coverage.

Premiums have increased this year and carriers have changed, so it’s important that Humboldt County residents shop the marketplace to find a plan that might better fit their circumstances and their families’ needs, which could result in a decrease in average monthly insurance costs.

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