Congratulations! You’ve graduated! Now what? For many new graduates, it’s time to think about health insurance! If you are entering the working world, you may be eligible for health insurance through your employer. But if you don’t get a job right away, you still need health insurance (it’s the law!) and you have a few options: 1 – Remain on Your Parent’s Health Plan If your parent’s health plan covers
Graduations mark a transition into the “real world” for many young adults. And part of being in the “real world” is having health insurance! If you are entering the working world, you may be eligible for health insurance through your employer. But if you don’t get a job right away, you still need health insurance (it’s the law!) and you have a few options: 1 – Remain on Your Parent’s
My New Job Offers Health Insurance, but Can I Still Stay on My Parent’s Policy?
Yes*. Just because you are eligible for coverage through your employer does not mean you cannot stay on your parent’s health insurance plan — that is, of course, if you are age 26 or younger. If your parent’s plan seems like a better fit for your family’s budget, lifestyle, or health care needs, staying on your parent’s plan may be the best option for you! *Note, the only exception would
Can I Live in a Different State than my Parents and Still be Covered on Their Health Insurance?
Yes, you can live in a different state and still be covered on your parent’s health plan up until age 26. However, keep in mind most health insurance plans distinguish between in-network and out-of-network care. If you live in another state, you may not be able to easily access in-network providers for your medical care. Out-of-network care is typically much more expensive than in-network care, often with its own separate
As a Young Adult What are My Options for Health Insurance?
The Affordable Care Act makes it mandatory for most individuals — including young adults — to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. There are several options available for young adults looking for health insurance. If health insurance is not offered by your employer, or if it is offered but does not meet your needs or your budget, you can: Get coverage on your parent’s health plan. If you
Why Should I Buy Health Insurance if I am Young and Healthy?
Why should the young and healthy have health insurance? The glitches and delays experienced with the October 1 roll-out of the online health care exchanges have left many wondering if young, healthy Americans will give up and simply not enroll in a health insurance plan by January 1, 2014. However, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — aka Obamacare — makes having health insurance mandatory for most Americans beginning on January
Should Young Adults Stay on Their Parents’ Health Insurance?
One of the earliest-implemented provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the requirement that parents be allowed to keep their adult children on their health insurance until age 26. As a result, many families did just that. Even when the adult child was offered coverage through his or her employer, it often made sense for many reasons for the “child” to stay on the parents’ plan. With the next