Nearly 82,000 Nevadans signed up for health insurance in 2020 through the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange open enrollment period.

The 81,903 newly covered people aren’t a record, but they do represent an increase of nearly 6% over 2019. Exchange Executive Director Heather Korbulic said people who purchase Affordable Care Act-compliant coverage through the online marketplace, Nevada Health Link, don’t have to give a reason for turning to the exchange, but it stands to reason that the COVID-19 pandemic had something to do with it.

“I think it’s fair to guess that at least a portion of our new enrollment have lost their employer-sponsored plans because they’ve lost their jobs,” Korbulic said…read more…