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Health coverage for young adults

Published on May 16, 2024

Health insurance can protect you at any age.ย 
Health Insurance Options for Young AdultsHealth Insurance Options for Young Adults

4 health insurance options for young adults:

  • Your college or university: If you're in school, you can enroll in a student health plan.
  • A parentโ€™s plan: If youโ€™re under 26, you may be able to join a parentโ€™s health insurance plan.
  • The Marketplace: You can enroll during Open Enrollment November 1 โ€“ January 15 or at other times of the year if you have certain life events (like a move) or if your income is within a certain range. Get a quick overview of the Marketplace.
  • Medicaid: You may qualify for free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid. You can apply any time and if youโ€™re eligible, you can enroll immediately.