published to September 1, 2016
College is stressful enough, so get peace of mind with health insurance this year. Getting health insurance may be easier and cheaper than you think.
As a college student, you have several options.
With a variety of plan types and costs to choose from, finding health insurance that fits your lifestyle and budget shouldn’t be difficult.
Health Insurance Options for College Students
- parent insurance plan coverage: You may be able to take out your parent’s health insurance until you turn 26.
- student health insurance: If your school offers student health insurance, it’s an easy and affordable way to get basic coverage.
- Marketplace health plans: You can enroll in Marketplace health insurance plans that cover November 1, 2016 and beyond, plus additional benefits. Buy if you are under 30 catastrophic health plan To protect yourself from worst-case scenarios such as serious illness or injury.
- Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP): When you apply for coverage through Marketplace, we’ll tell you if you’re eligible for Medicaid or CHIP. If you qualify, you can start coverage immediately any time of the year.
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Under 30? Get a customized decision guide Answering a few simple questions will help you decide what’s right for you.