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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. 

Clark County Seeing Rapid Decline In COVID Cases

Clark County is still within the federal definition for “high” COVID-19 transmission, but disease activity continues to rapidly decline. As of Saturday, Clark County’s seven-day average of daily new cases was 293. On Jan. 30, it was 1,366. Average test positivity was 12.3% on Saturday compared to 24.9% on Jan. 30. The Southern Nevada Health ...

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COVID Case Numbers Continue Decline As Nevada Rescinds Mask Mandate

Clark County on Thursday reported 489 new coronavirus cases and 33 deaths, as Gov. Steve Sisolak rescinded the statewide mask mandate in the face of declining case counts.

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Health Provisions In Federal Relief Law Increased Enrollments, But Expire This Year

The passage of a federal American Rescue Plan relief bill last year, which expanded health care subsidies within the Affordable Care Act, resulted in a 25% increase in enrollment in Nevada, officials said.

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Record Number Of Nevadans Insured Through ACA

The number of people getting coverage during the just-wrapped, 2 1/2-month open enrollment period with the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange increased by nearly 25% over last year’s 81,903 enrollees. The state said this year saw the most since the exchange began operating as a state-based marketplace in 2019.

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Clark County Reports Fewer Than 1K New COVID Cases For 1st Time In Weeks

That’s part of a larger drop in cases and most coronavirus metrics. The county hit the peak of the current surge in the last few weeks, and numbers have dropped quickly. That had been expected based on data from around the world looking at how the omicron variant caused rapid increases followed by similarly rapid decreases in case counts.

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Sheriff Lifts Vaccine Mandate For New Las Vegas Police Employees

In a Tuesday interview, Lombardo said he continues to encourage officers and other employees to get the vaccine. But with a recent dip in positive cases at the department, he lifted the vaccine mandate for new hires about a week ago.

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Nevada Orders 500K At-Home COVID Tests

Nevada has ordered more than half a million at-home COVID-19 tests to help address the demand for testing amid a surge of coronavirus cases, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday.

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Too Early To Tell If COVID Surge Has Peaked In Las Vegas Area

Dr. Cassius Lockett, director of disease surveillance and control with the Southern Nevada Health District, said today that some measures, like the daily number of new COVID-19 cases and test positivity rates, have started to “marginally decline” over the last couple of days.

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Patients Seeking COVID Tests Crowding ERs, Urgent Care Clinics

As demand for COVID-19 testing soars along with numbers of new cases, people with mild symptoms – or none at all – are crowding already busy Las Vegas-area emergency rooms to be tested for the coronavirus.

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New Annual Open Enrollment Period for Nevada Medicare Supplement Policyholders

Nevada’s 2021 Legislature passed Assembly Bill 250, which allows Nevada resident Medicare Supplement policyholders to annually shop and switch to another Medicare Supplement policy sold in this state.  The new law goes into effect on January 1, 2022, and any replacement policy is guaranteed to be issued at standard rates, regardless of the applicant’s health ...

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