A Little Tip for New Dads

June 8, 2016

Parenthood comes with a lot of joy-filled moments, sleepless nights, and everything between. There’s also a lot of new stuff to figure out. This Father’s Day, we want to make sure that new and expecting dads know this: Having a baby or adopting a child gives you a special 60-day window to get covered through the marketplace.

Babies need a lot of care to make sure they get the shots they need and everything’s on track. Without health insurance, medical bills could add up fast. With health insurance, you can rest a little easier knowing that you and your baby are covered. Here’s what you need to know:

If you don’t already have health insurance, the whole family can get covered within 60 days of a birth or adoption. And you could qualify for financial help (sometimes your kids can get free or low-cost coverage even if you don’t qualify).

If you do have health insurance, you should update your marketplace account within 60 days of the birth or adoption. The amount of your financial help could change. You can add your baby to your current plan or shop for a new plan that better fits your new situation.

With health insurance, you’ll be one step closer to earning your “World’s Greatest Dad” coffee mug. And all you have to do is make an appointment to apply and get covered within 60 days of your bundle of joy’s arrival!

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