Congratulations graduates. As you enter your next chapter, don’t forget how important it is to have health insurance to protect you in case you get hurt or sick. Since you’re just starting out, you may qualify for savings that can make insurance less expensive.
3 health insurance options for young adults
- If you’re under 26, you may be able to enroll in a parent’s health insurance plan, if their plan covers dependents.
- If you experience certain life changes, like a move, or if your income is within a certain range, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll in a Marketplace health plan for the rest of 2022.
- If you’re just starting out, you may qualify for free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid and, if you’re eligible, you can enroll immediately. When your income increases, you can adjust or change your coverage.
For more on the coverage options available to you at HealthCare.gov, get a quick overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace®.