26 and Uninsured: 5 Options After You Age Out Your Parents’ Plan
Birthdays often mark major milestones: Driver’s license at 16, voter registration at 18…
…and getting kicked off of your parents’ health insurance at 26.
Prior to blowing out your 26 candles, health insurance was probably not top-of-mind. That may be because your parents’ coverage probably made things easy.
It’s time to take charge of your health and declare your independence! It’s important to have health and dental insurance, even if you don’t get sick very often.
It’s time to birthday shop for some options:
2. Employee Health Benefits
If your job offers health insurance, you’ll likely have 30-60 days to enroll after you lose your parents’ benefits, even if it’s not during an open enrollment period.
If your parents’ plan included dental coverage, but your current job doesn’t, look into getting your own individual plan.
3. Private Health Plans
Individual benefit plans may not be as expensive as you think. Price out your options and develop a savings plan. You may have to make some tough choices, but you’ll stay covered and healthy.
4. Government Health Plans
5. Catastrophic Plans
We know, we know. You’re in your mid 20s – you rarely get sick! But that doesn’t mean life is accident-free. Adults under 30 can enroll in a catastrophic health insurance plan that covers worst-case scenarios.
As an emerging adult, insurance might seem like just another bill to pay. But the cost is too high not to have it.
You have your whole life ahead of you – get covered today!
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