Motorcycle Rider News and The BikerDown Foundation have always tried to bring to light that Health Insurance is necessary when throwing a leg over a bike.  Accidents happen and are usually more serious than a rider can imagine.  Injured motorcycle riders can endure multiple surgeries, rehabilitation, and weeks, if not months, off from work.   Injured riders and their families often find out that the person/driver who hit them isn’t carrying any or the most minimal insurance, and they are stuck will all the bills for recovery.    If you don’t have health insurance, it can make matters worse and the responsibility of the motorcycle rider.

Many working riders don’t have access to health insurance thru the workplace and therefore don’t think they can afford health insurance alone.  As you know, motorcycle riders don’t have 6 airbags to protect them in the event of an accident.  Emergency room bills can be more than $50,000.00 because every injured rider entering into the ER is considered a high-level trauma when they arrive.  This high-level trauma means they will bring in specialists in the brain, spine, etc, to make sure that the rider is OK. 

We want to introduce Nevada riders to Nevada Health Link and encourage all Nevada riders to go to their website.  The Nevada Health Link website was created by the state agency, the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, to help you find an affordable health insurance plan that fits your needs and budget. Through Nevada Health Link, individuals can shop for, compare, and purchase qualified health insurance plans with tax credits or subsidies that are based on their income.

Thanks to the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), this milestone achievement extended the expansion of the premium tax credits on Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans outlined in the American Rescue Plan until 2025. Nevadans who may have earned too much to get financial help in the past are now eligible for the first time.

“Nevada Health Link is committed to offering quality and affordable health insurance options,” said Katie Charleson, the communications officer for Nevada Health Link, in a statement. “We have a network of over 700 brokers and seven navigator entities across the state offering free enrollment assistance to any Nevadan who will experience a loss of coverage from Friday Health Plans.”

Nevada Health Link partners with six insurance carriers offering nearly 100 different qualified health plan options on, the agency said.

Here are some important dates to follow for those needing to find new insurance:

July 25: Special enrollment period begins.

Aug. 31: Last day to enroll without a coverage gap.


People with questions about finding new coverage can visit the website or call 800-547-2927.