The Benefits of Health Insurance
Health insurance protects you and your loved ones if you get sick or injured. Insurance can also help keep you and your family healthy. If you have insurance, you’ll be able to get preventive care (like regular check-ups and screenings) so you and your family will be sick less often.
It also protects you financially: it protects you from having to pay large medical bills that you could incur by covering those bills, which is especially important if you have to miss work due to illness or injury.
Nevada Health Link is here to help you find a health insurance plan that fits your needs and your budget. Using Nevada Health Link, you’ll be able to find a plan that covers your medical needs, and no one will be turned away because of pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes or cancer. With Nevada Health Link, you can select a plan that’s cost is based upon your annual income. There are also federal tax credits and other financial help available for those who need it. Learn more about income-based costs here.
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How does Nevada Health Link work?
You can start the process by answering a few short questions about yourself, your family and your income. Nevada Health Link will use that information to direct you to the right place to sign up for income-based coverage that fits your needs.
You will also receive information about other types of health coverage that you might be eligible for, such as Medicaid (Access Nevada) or Nevada Check Up.
The online marketplace is like a mall, and all of the insurance companies are like stores in the mall. You can go to the mall for one-stop shopping. You can compare products at different stores and then decide which one is right for you. You can compare and buy your income-based health insurance through NevadaHealthLink.com, just like you would compare and purchase things at a mall.
Individuals can compare plans by price, coverage or metal level. All of the information about each plan is available in clear, easy-to-understand language, so there’s no guesswork about what’s covered and what it costs.
If you need help, or have any questions along the way, the Nevada Health Link team is here – by phone and in person – to help. You don’t have to go through the application process online by yourself. Learn more about the help available.