Nevada Health Link is a supported state-based exchange. This means that NevadaHealthLink.com uses HealthCare.gov’s system to enroll Nevadans, but plans are still certified through Nevada Health Link. Plus, Nevada provides its citizens with many ways to obtain in-person assistance throughout the State.
Nevada Health Link is supported by the state agency, Silver State Health Insurance Exchange and was established due to the Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as Obamacare.
The Exchange releases a Request for Application (RFA) to award Navigator and In Person Assisters in the beginning of each year. If you have interest in becoming a Navigator, you will need to respond to the RFA. If you’d like to become an Enrollment Assister, please contact our current entities HERE. If you have interest in serving as a CAC, you will need to be certified by the Nevada Division of Insurance prior to becoming appointed with the Exchange. If you are interested in becoming a CAC, please submit information HERE.
Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)
The figure used to determine eligibility for premium tax credits and other savings for Marketplace health insurance plans and for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). MAGI is adjusted gross income (AGI) plus these, if any: untaxed foreign income, non-taxable Social Security benefits, and tax-exempt interest.
- For many people, MAGI is identical or very close to adjusted gross income.
- MAGI doesn’t include Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
- MAGI does not appear as a line on your tax return.
If your spouse’s employer does not offer spouse coverage then you could come to Nevada Health Link and apply for a subsidy. All large group plans are required to offer dependent coverage, so your children would be ineligible for Advanced Premium Tax Credit through Nevada Health Link. There may be cheaper plans available than the employer-provided dependent coverage, but the children will not qualify for a subsidy. If the employer’s plan did not offer dependent care then the children could get subsidized coverage through Nevada Health Link.