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No waiting period for state insurance signup

We’ve been advising consumers that they can’t buy plans through the state exchange until Nov. 15, unless they have a qualifying life event such as a relocation, birth or marriage. Although that’s still the case, the state Insurance Division recently asked us to remind Nevadans they can buy off of the state’s Nevada Health Link exchange at any time.

Query: Are there better deals than workplace coverage?

Who hasn’t wanted to shop around a little bit? In this case, a local reader wants to know if people with workplace coverage can look for better deals outside the office. We also help a computer-averse consumer find ways to reach actual human beings in her quest to change her coverage.

Doctor training takes different paths

Medical schools produce two types of doctors, and when Roseman University opens its medical school in Summerlin in 2017, it will offer a different degree than graduates now get from Southern Nevada’s other medical school, Touro University in Henderson.