Even though the deadline to enroll in a 2018 health insurance plan has passed, you may be eligible to enroll in a health insurance plan through Nevada Health Link. If you still need 2018 coverage, you may apply for a special enrollment period or through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Special Enrollment Period
You may qualify for a special enrollment period if you:
- Get married or divorced
- Have a child, adopt a child or place a child for adoption
- Have a change in income
- Get health coverage through a job or a program like Medicare or Medicaid
- Change your place of residence
- Have a change in disability status
- Gain or lose a dependent
- Become pregnant
- Experience other changes that may affect your income and household size
- Have other changes to report: change in tax filing status; change of citizenship or immigration status; incarceration or release from incarceration; change in status as an American Indian/Alaska Native or tribal status; correction to name, date of birth or Social Security number.
By reporting any of these life changes, you may be eligible for a health insurance plan if you still need 2018 coverage.
Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program
You can apply for free or low-income coverage through Medicaid or CHIP at any point during the year. Discover if you qualify online.
When to Report Changes
You should report these changes as soon after the change as possible. If these changes qualify you for a special enrollment period to change plans, you may have up to 60 days, in most cases, from the life event to enroll in new coverage. If the changes qualify you for more or less savings, it’s important to make adjustments as soon as possible.
How to Report Changes
- Online. Log in to your account at Healthcare.gov. Select your existing application, choose “Report a life change” from the menu on the left, and then click on the “Report a life change” button.
- By phone. Contact the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325)