LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – The deadline to purchase insurance through the Nevada Public Stock Exchanges Nevada Health Link is Jan. 15 at 11:59 p.m., and stock exchange officials are urging people to purchase insurance during the coronavirus pandemic.
Communications manager Janel Davis said the Nevada Health Link plans are the only ones available with federal grants to help offset monthly premium costs.
Davis says the plans cover coronavirus testing, treatment, vaccinations and no one would need to purchase additional insurance plans to be covered for these items.
RELATED: Nevada state reports 46 more deaths, 21.3% positivity
Davis warned of what she called fraudulent calls to people claiming to sell supplemental insurance plans for coronavirus-related expenses.
For those concerned that they can’t afford insurance plans, Davis said many should consider whether they can afford not to be uninsured.
“The truth is, if you were to go to the hospital and not have health insurance, that debt alone would put you into bankruptcy or financial ruin,” Davis said. “So insurance is designed to protect you and your family from financial ruin should a medical emergency arise.”
Davis says there are 50 health plans, 27 dental plans, and multiple vision plans available through the exchange and that customers do not need to purchase health insurance to purchase a dental plan or vision.
RELATED: This is how the vaccination routes in Nevada will work
She said call centers have extended their opening hours until the deadline to ensure anyone seeking help can reach a representative.
Consultations with certified insurance assistants are free.
Applicants can subscribe to health plans online by clicking here.