News & Updates

What are the coverage areas for the HMO or EPO plans?

If you reside in southern Nevada, coverage is administered by the Health Plan of Nevada (HMO) and is only available to participants residing in the following counties: Clark, Esmeralda and Nye Counties. If you reside in northern Nevada, coverage is administered by the Premier (EPO) Plan and is only available to participants residing in the following fourteen northern Nevada counties:...

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What happens to my HSA if I am no longer an eligible individual? For example, if I change coverage from the CDHP to an HMO or EPO or if I enroll in Medicare?

If you are no longer an eligible individual, you can still receive tax-free distributions to pay or reimburse your qualified medical expenses. However, you can no longer contribute money to your HSA.

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Do I need to be a United States citizen to open and contribute to an HSA?

In general, you must be a United States citizen, green card holder, or a United States resident to participate. An HSA cannot be opened without a verifiable United States residential address and a valid United States Social Security Number.

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I will not qualify for premium-free Medicare Part A. May I maintain my PEBP CDHP, EPO or HMO coverage?

Yes. If you do not qualify for premium-free Medicare Part A, you will be able to maintain your PEBP CDHP, EPO or HMO plan. However, you will be required to submit verification that you do not qualify for premium-free Part A. You will also be required to purchase Part B Medicare at age 65 if you...

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I was initially hired on or after January 1, 2012. Will I be eligible for the retiree health insurance premium subsidy at retirement?

Employees with an initial hire date on or after January 1, 2012 may enroll in retiree coverage but will not qualify for a retiree premium subsidy or Exchange HRA contribution.

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I am covered under the EPO plan in Northern Nevada. However, I am moving to Las Vegas. May I keep my Northern Nevada EPO Plan?

EPO and HMO participants who move outside of their designated plan’s coverage area must select a new medical plan to coincide with their new coverage area within 30 days. Contact PEBP Members Services to notify them and discuss your options.

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My spouse/domestic partner is covered under their own employer’s group health plan, may I also cover them on my plan?

A spouse or domestic partner who is eligible for other employer group coverage is not eligible for coverage as a dependent under this plan. Exceptions may apply if the employer group coverage is determined to be significantly inferior. “Significantly inferior” refers to a plan that offers limited benefits, such as a mini-med plan or a...

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Are dependents allowed to be covered under two PEBP plans?

No. A dependent cannot be covered under two PEBP plans at the same time.

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If I have a newborn child, will he or she automatically be added to my health plan?

Newborn dependent child(ren) will automatically be covered under PEBP from the date of birth to 31 days following the date of birth. To continue coverage beyond the initial coverage period, enrollment must be completed within 60 days of the newborn’s date of birth.

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I am 24 years old and covered as a child under my parent’s PEBP plan. If I become eligible for PEBP benefits as a state employee, will I need to enroll in my own coverage?

If a child (age 26 or younger) is enrolled as a dependent of a PEBP participant and becomes eligible for their own PEBP coverage as a primary participant, the child has the option to remain as a dependent OR enroll on their own as a primary participant.  If the child enrolls as a primary participant,...

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