College Blog Post

Now that school’s back in session, don’t forget about putting one of the most important things on your college must-have list: health coverage.

Getting health coverage may be easier and cheaper than you think. College student have several options:

  • Health coverage through your college.
  • Staying covered under your parent’s health plan until you turn 26.
  • If you’re under 30, you can buy a Catastrophic health plan to protect yourself from worst-case scenarios.
  • You can enroll in a 2016 Health Insurance Marketplace plan starting on November 1, 2015. Most people qualify for financial help to lower premium costs.
  • You may qualify for Medicaid, a combined state and federal program that provides coverage to people with limited income.

Learn more about health coverage for young adults.

The HealthCare.gov Team

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