Congratulations on your recent graduation! Here are three health coverage options to help protect you from unforeseen medical expenses if you are injured or become ill.
Three health coverage options for young adults
1) You can enroll in the Marketplace plan until August 15, 2021, due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) conditions. More applicants than ever before are eligible for health-care assistance, including those who were previously ineligible.
Note: If your student health coverage expires, you travel to a new state, or you experience other life changes, you might be eligible for SEP (Special Enrollment Period) to register in a Marketplace health plan round the year for the remainder of 2021.
To get started, apply through Insurance Shopping and see your health insurance options.
2) If you are under the age of 26, you might be able to sign up for your parent’s health insurance plan if it covers dependents.
3) If you’re going to start, you may qualify for complimentary or low-cost coverage through Medicaid. If you meet the requirements, you can enroll right away. When your salary increases, you can adjust or renew your health plan to ensure you’re saving the appropriate amount.
- When you apply for the Marketplace program, we’ll let you know if you qualify for a health plan with income-based savings or Medicaid.
- If you have children, you will find out if they are eligible for coverage through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).