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Open Enrollment is the yearly period when people can enroll in a health insurance plan. Open Enrollment for 2018 runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Outside the Open Enrollment Period, you generally can enroll in a health insurance plan only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

The Health Insurance Marketplace is for people who don’t have health coverage

If you don’t have health insurance through a job, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source that provides qualifying health coverage, Nevada Health Link can help you get covered.

  • If you have job-based insurance: You can buy a plan through the Marketplace, but you’ll pay full price unless your employer’s insurance doesn’t meet certain standards. Most job-based plans do meet the standards.
  • If you have Medicare: You can’t switch to Marketplace insurance, supplement your coverage with a Marketplace plan, or buy a Marketplace dental plan. Learn about Medicare and the Marketplace.

2017-2018 Open Enrollment Changes

On April 13, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final Market Stabilization Rule. This Rule amends the timing of the annual open enrollment period in the individual market for the 2018 Plan Year. Specifically, the enrollment period was reduced to begin November 1, 2017 and end at midnight December 15, 2017. You can view the entire Rule here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/04/18/2017-07712/patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-market-stabilization.

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