Health Insurance Information for Students
Under the Affordable Care Act, everyone in the U.S. is required to have health insurance and those that do not may incur a penalty. Unfortunately, statistics indicate that adults ages 18 to 34 are twice as likely to be uninsured as other adults. The resources below can assist you in learning more about your options and available assistance to obtain insurance.
- Visit www.HealthCare.gov to start getting ready for open enrollment on October 1 or to answer any questions. Enrollment begins October 1, 2013 and ends on March 31, 2014. Coverage begins on January 1, 2014.
- Help is available through a 24 hour toll-free call center available in over 150 languages at 1-800-318-2596. Hearing impaired callers using TTY/TDD technology can dial 1-855-889-4325 for assistance.
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Affordable Care Act
- Health Insurance Marketplace Helps you find health coverage specific to your budget and needs. Can also tell you if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage
- Healthcare Finder App App containing “Find a Doctor” section that helps users find free and paid healthcare options, and Healthcare FAQ section
- Text4Baby – Free text messaging service that provides health information and reminders to pregnant women and new moms
- Email and/or text message alerts on health care reform from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Subsidy calculator to determine if you may be eligible for Medicaid or a premium tax credit
- Affordable Care Act Community College FAQ Sheet
- Things to Think About When Choosing a Plan
- United Healthcare option