Health coverage for young adults
Published on May 18, 2023
Health insurance can protect you at any age. Know your options, whether you’re still covered through a parent’s health insurance plan or searching for your own plan.
4 health insurance options for young adults
- Your college or university. If you're in school, you may be able to enroll in a student health plan.
- A parent’s plan. If you’re under 26, you may be able to enroll in or stay covered through a parent’s health insurance plan.
- The Marketplace. If you have certain life changes, like a move, or if your income is within a certain range, you may qualify for a to enroll in a Marketplace health plan for the rest of 2023. Get a quick overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace®.
- Medicaid. If you’re just starting out, you may qualify for free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid and if you’re eligible, you can enroll immediately.