published to May 19, 2016
Congratulations on your graduation! Whether you’re heading out to work or planning your next move, there are affordable health insurance options that fit your lifestyle and budget.
Quickly find your best option
Under 30? Just answer a few simple questions and get a personalized guide to help you determine the right coverage.
3 health insurance options
You may have insurance at work, but even if you don’t, you have health insurance options.
Under 26?Stay or be covered by your parent’s health insurance plan
buy your own health insurance plan
- You may be able to purchase your own plan from the health insurance marketplace®If you’re just starting out and aren’t making much money, you probably qualify savings — This could result in your monthly health insurance bill being less than your cell phone bill.
- You can also choose A ‘catastrophic’ health plan — An affordable way to protect yourself from worst-case scenarios.
- Outside of the annual, you can enroll only if you have a life change that qualifies you for an A. If you turn 26 and cancel your parent’s insurance plan, lose your health insurance for any reason, get married, or have a baby, you’ll be eligible for off-season coverage.
- Check if you qualify for the Special Enrollment Period.
Get covered through Medicaid or CHIP
important: If you do not have health insurance, you may need pay the penaltyThere are no special exceptions based on age or student status.