Back to School Checklist: Get Covered.

July 31, 2015

Sharpening pencils — check. Packing book bags — check. Picking an outfit for the first day — check. What about health insurance for your family, including your kids?

You want your family to be prepared for going back to school. That includes taking care of your health. Luckily, free or low-cost health coverage is available!

Depending on your income and family size, you could qualify for Medicaid/CHIP (your state’s program might have another name, but it’s all the same). If you didn’t qualify before, check again since there are new rules. And even if mom and dad don’t qualify, your kids might!

With free or low-cost coverage, you can make sure your kids are ready for school with:

  • A physical or routine checkup
  • Mental health services
  • Up-to-date vaccines
  • Prescription drugs
  • And more!

And you know what’s the best part? You can enroll any time during the year if you qualify!

If you don’t qualify for free or low-cost coverage, mark your calendar for November 1st — that’s when the health insurance marketplace opens for business!

There’s no reason not to have “get covered” checked off your back to school list.

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