published to May 25, 2017
If you recently graduated from college, you may have new options for getting health insurance. Check out her three options below for different plan types and costs.
Buy your own Marketplace plan
If you qualify, you may be eligible for Marketplace health insurance for the remainder of 2017.
You are eligible if:
- When moving from the place where you attended school
- Losing other health insurance, such as when your student’s health insurance runs out or you cancel your parent’s insurance plan
- Experiencing life events such as childbirth and marriage
Not sure if you qualify? Answer a few questions to find out.
Add to parent’s plan
If your parents’ health insurance plan covers dependents, you can usually enroll in their plan. If you are under the age of 26, you may be able to add to an existing Marketplace plan through a special enrollment period.
Check if you are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP
If you’re working part-time, planning your next move, starting a business, or otherwise not making much money, you may qualify Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). To see if you are eligible, go to Enter your household income and number of peopleWe will inform you about the target programs. If you meet the conditions, you can start the insurance right away.