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Featured news in this section focuses on Nevada, the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Nevada Health Link), the Nevada Division of Insurance (in the Department of Business and Industry), and actions by the state legislature affecting insurance brokers and clients. 

Open Enrollment Starts For Nevada’s Health Insurance Exchange

Those eligible to purchase insurance through the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange include independent contractors and gig workers, those whose employers don’t offer insurance and others for whom premiums would take too big a bite out of their paychecks.

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COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Rise Significantly In State, Clark County

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have risen significantly in the past week statewide and in Clark County, but still remain relatively low, according to new data released Wednesday. Confirmed and suspected hospitalizations increased by 65 percent to 209 in Clark County, and by 56 percent to 256 statewide, according to data from the Nevada Department of ...

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The Word & Brown Companies Named Among Business Insurance’s “Best Places To Work” For 2022

Business Insurance has selected The Word & Brown Companies among its “Best Places to Work in Insurance” for 2022. The award recognizes outstanding insurance-related employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work, and help the companies grow.

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Inflation Expected To Impact The Cost Of Health Care In Nevada

According to experts, inflation is expected to increase premiums and out-of-pocket costs for people next year. It's because employees might have to pay more for health insurance coverage starting in 2023.

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Biden Signs Bill To Improve Rural Health Care In Nevada

President Joe Biden signed into law Monday several bipartisan bills including one sponsored by lawmakers to improve health care for rural residents in states such as Nevada.

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Nevada Health Link Announces New Plan Options and Plan Rates for 2023 Open Enrollment Period

Nevada Health Link, the online health insurance marketplace operated by the state agency, the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Exchange), has announced the expansion of new plan options for the upcoming Open Enrollment Period (OEP).

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Nevada To Receive $112.9 Million To Help New Businesses, Diversify Economy

Nevada will receive about $112.9 million of federal funds to help diversify its economy and get new businesses off the ground, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced Tuesday.

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Nevada’s COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Plateau

Numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Clark County and across Nevada plateaued in the past week, after increasing the prior week for the first time in three months, according to new state data. Confirmed and suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations declined by one to 111 in the county, according to data from the Nevada Department of ...

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Nevada Joins Oregon, Washington In Prescription Drug Discount Program

Gov. Steve Sisolak Thursday announced the launch of ArrayRx, a prescription drug discount card, which he said will help Nevadans save up to 80% on generic prescription drugs and 20% on name brand prescription drugs regardless of income, age, or citizenship.

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Can We Stop Worrying About COVID In Las Vegas?

On a map showing levels of COVID-19 across the U.S., Nevada stands out as a rare oasis of green. Green, on the map displayed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, means that a community is experiencing low levels of COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases. For weeks, Nevada has been among the greenest states, ...

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