Born in ’88

May 1, 2014

If you were born in 1988, you’re turning 26 this year. For those of you who are lucky enough to still be on your mom or dad’s health insurance, this is the year to strike out on your own!

When you turn 26, if you have coverage through your parent’s plan, it will be coming to an end. It might end the month you turn 26, or you might have until the end of the “plan year.” You should check with your plan for the details. The good news is that you’ll have 60 days from whenever you’re scheduled to lose coverage through your parent’s plan to sign up for your VERY OWN plan through the Marketplace!

I know, I know. Growing up is hard. But you should know that almost half of young Americans could get covered for under $50 a month, and you can get local application help if you get stumped.

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Financial help is available. Click here to find out how much help you might qualify for.
  2. You might have a lot of questions about your health insurance options. Click here for must-know info and tips about getting covered.
  3. You can get local help with your application.
  4. You have 60 days from the day you’re scheduled to lose coverage through your parent’s plan to sign up for health insurance through the Marketplace. You can start here.

If you were #BornIn88 and you’re on your parent’s health insurance plan, mark your calendar now to get covered. Mom and dad will be so proud.

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