RENO, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) - As the new year approaches, so does the deadline for Nevadans who have signed up for health insurance through the Nevada Silver State Exchange.
December 23 was the deadline for Nevadans to sign up for health insurance and have guaranteed coverage as of January 1, but there is still one more step that many people need to complete before the transaction is final.
The first payment must be made on your plan by 6 p.m. on Monday. The original deadline was going to be Friday, but now you have a few extra days. You can make your payment three different ways: online, by phone or by mail.
Jon Hager, the Executive Director for Nevada Health Link, says if you have registered within the last couple of weeks, you will not see your insurance cards by January 1. "If you pay on December 30, it still takes us time to get that enrollment information to the carriers, the carriers to get that information into the system, and mail out the cards. ... That's really important to understand."
If you have yet to sign up for health insurance, it is not too late. The final deadline before being subjected to a tax penalty in March 31.