Nevada Watch Category Banner

Nevada Watch

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. 

‘Sigh Of Relief ’: Vaccines Arrive In Las Vegas For Kids Under 5

Shortly after arriving Wednesday morning at the Southern Nevada Health District Community Health Center, Las Vegan Christy Ruffolo feels like she can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Or she’s well on her way, at least. Ruffolo was onsite with her 2-year-old daughter Stella and was one of several dozen parents who brought their little ...

Read More

COVID Hospitalizations Grow, But Drop In Cases May Be Misleading

COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to inch up in Clark County and in Nevada, even as one metric shows confirmed cases dipping, though officials caution that the growing use of at-home tests is leading to undercounts.

Read More

Nevada’s Exchange Promotes Two Long-Time Employees to Leadership Roles

Two long-time employees have been promoted at the state agency, The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Exchange), including Janel Davis as new Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Katie Charleson as the new Communications Officer.

Read More

CDC Officials Assist Investigation Into Southern Nevada ‘Superbug’ Cases

For a second consecutive week, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are in Southern Nevada to investigate cases of a drug-resistant “superbug” at local hospitals and skilled-nursing facilities.

Read More

Nevada, Clark County End Emergency Declarations For Pandemic

COVID-19 emergency declarations for Nevada ended Friday as the public health agency for metro Las Vegas noted that the pandemic isn't over and said it will continue to monitor spread of the virus and provide assistance with vaccinating and testing.

Read More

Nevada governor sets May 20 date to lift COVID-19 emergency

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced he put a May 20 end date to the statewide emergency he declared on March 12, 2020, and said officials want to “ensure there is no gap in services when the emergency ends.”

Read More

Some Not-So-Fun Facts About Nevada, From A National Analysis Of Health Data

A new analysis of health factors and outcomes by county has put some numbers to Nevada’s health care provider shortage. Nevada has fewer primary care physicians, dentists and mental health providers per capita than the United States overall.

Read More

Nevada Small Businesses Struggling 2 Years After Pandemic’s Start

The results of the 2020-21 Nevada Small Business Development Center client survey show that small businesses are still struggling significantly with staffing, supply chains and COVID-related issues.

Read More

Nevada COVID-19 Hospitalizations At ‘Record Low,’ Association Says

Clark County’s COVID-19 metrics stayed relatively flat for the second straight week, as the Nevada Hospital Association reported “record low” statewide hospitalization numbers.

Read More

Nevada Health Insurance Exchange Gets New Director

Ryan High has been named the new director of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange.

Read More