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Friday, March 28, 2014 2:53:36 PM

If I’m under 26 years old, what options do I have to get health insurance?

If you don’t have access to an affordable group health plan at work, here are your options:

  • Stay on your parents’ plan until your 26th birthday.
  • Get Medicaid coverage if your income is below 138% of the federal poverty level, depending on options for the state where you live.
  • Buy a policy through your state health insurance marketplace. Depending on your income, you may be eligible for a subsidy that reduces the cost.
  • Get student coverage if you’re enrolled in a college or university.