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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. 

COVID Cases Top 8,000 In Las Vegas Area Over New Year’s Weekend

Coronavirus cases exploded to more than 8,000 in Clark County over the holiday weekend, according to the Southern Nevada Health District. The county tallied 8,104 new cases of COVID-19 between Friday and Sunday, bringing the total to 377,518, the district said today. Friday’s report saw the most cases, with 3,261. “Today, we are seeing an ...

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New Year Brings 55 New Laws To Nevada

A total of 55 new laws will take effect Jan. 1, including the next step in Nevada’s attempt to create a Medicaid-like public health insurance option for all residents.

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The ‘Real Miracle’: Nevada’s Roller-Coaster Rollout Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Over the past year, 1.6 million Nevadans — or about half of the state’s population — have been inoculated against COVID-19 in a roller-coaster rollout of the vaccine.

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Nevada Implements Insurance Surcharge On Unvaccinated State Workers

Nevada has become the first state to implement a health care premium surcharge on some 5,000 state employees not vaccinated against COVID-19 starting in July 2022.

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Nevada COVID Activity Rising, But Far Below 2020 Levels

Nevada’s coronavirus activity is inching up since the Thanksgiving holiday but remains only a fraction of what it was this time last year.

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Word & Brown Names New CEO

Word & Brown General Agency, an Orange-based provider of insurance and health benefit brokers with more than 500 employees, named current President Jessica Word as its new chief executive.

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Nevada Jury Says Health Insurer Undercut ER Reimbursements

A jury in Nevada has found one of the nation’s largest health insurers liable for underpaying millions of dollars to out-of-network emergency medical providers in what plaintiffs’ attorneys argued was a systematic bid to boost company profits.

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Vote Thursday Could Mean Higher Insurance Premiums For Unvaccinated State Workers

The 5,000 state employees and 1,400 university employees who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 could have to pay an additional $55 a month in their insurance plans as well as an additional $175 for unvaccinated dependents over the age of 18 to help recoup testing and hospitalization costs.

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Nevada Bracing For Inevitable Arrival Of First Omicron Case

Nevada health officials are bracing for the inevitable arrival of the omicron variant in the state after the first U.S. case was confirmed Wednesday in neighboring California.

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Head Of Nevada Health Insurance Exchange Heather Korbulic To Step Down Dec. 3

The head of Nevada’s health insurance exchange will leave her position in less than a month, the governor’s office announced Monday.

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