How do college students get health insurance?

January 19, 2016

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You’re about to go to college. Life is awesome. You’re studying marine biology and you plan on creating a way to better communicate with dolphins. But before you go and revolutionize the marine world, you have to figure out how to get health insurance first.

As a college student, there are a couple of ways you can obtain health insurance.

  • If you are under the age of 26 and your permanent address is the same as your parent’s, you qualify to stay on their plan. Once you’ve hit your 26th birthday (happy birthday!), you have to find a plan elsewhere.
  • You may be eligible for health insurance through your school. Inquire with your administrators.
  • You can buy your own plan! And we can help! As a young person, you qualify for a variety of plans that will fit your needs.