Grant funding will support increased outreach to enroll more Nevadans in qualified health plans through Nevada Health Link
CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Exchange), the state agency that operates the online health insurance marketplace known as Nevada Health Link, announces the licensed Brokers/Agents and Exchange Enrollment Facilitators (EEFs) selected as part of its Plan Year 2022 grant program. The Navigator program is running from July 1, 2021 to January 31, 2023; the Broker Grantee program is running July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. These certified enrollment professionals help Nevadans access quality, affordable health insurance plans through Nevada Health Link by providing education and in-person assistance at no cost to Nevadans.
In April, these professionals were invited to apply for the grant program by providing detailed outlines on how their businesses can use grant funds to increase enrollment through more targeted marketing, outreach and enrollment efforts during open enrollment periods, including the Special Enrollment Period ending August 15 and the Open Enrollment Period beginning November 1, 2022.
The Brokers/Agents awarded grants are:
Brian Douglas, Protect Health
Brent Leavitt, Battle Born
Chris Carothers, Carothers Insurance Agency
Alberto Ochoa, Smart Buy Insurance Agency
Gina Aguerre, NV Silver Life & Health
Christian and Suzanne Durante, Durante Insurance
Grants for In-Person Assister and Navigators have been issued to:
Dignity Health, St. Rose Dominican
Access to Healthcare Network
Asian Community Resource Center (ACRC)
Community Health Alliance (CHA)
Nevada Health Centers
Asian Community Development Council (ACDC)
NV Outreach Training Organization/No to Abuse or Pahrump Family Resource Center
Individuals interested in plan options through Nevada Health Link, can call 1-800-547-2927 or visit nevadahealthlink.com/find-assistance.
About Nevada Health Link:
Nevada Health Link is the online insurance marketplace operated by the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Exchange), which was established per Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) in 2011 by the State of Nevada and began operations in 2013 on the belief that all Nevadans deserve access to health insurance. In 2019, the Exchange transitioned away from the federal marketplace, HealthCare.gov and became a fully operational State Based Exchange (SBE), in time for its seventh Open Enrollment Period (OEP). Nevada Health Link connects eligible Nevada residents to budget-appropriate health and dental coverage and is the only place where qualifying consumers can receive federal tax credits to help cover premium costs. Subscribe to Nevada Health Link’s Blog and YouTube channel, like them on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram. Nevada Health Link always encourages consumers to use the free assistance of a licensed enrollment professional by calling 1-800-547-2927 or by visiting NevadaHealthLink.com.