|Graduating Students Need to Pay Attention to Health Insurance Rules|
|News Releases - Health, Medicine & Nutrition|
|Written by Obama for America Press Office|
|Monday, 04 June 2012 14:35|
Students have 30 days once health plans end to notify their parents’ health insurance company to continue coverage; delay could cause long lapse
DES MOINES — Few students realize that once their health plans ends after graduation they have 30 days to notify their parents’ health insurance company to continue coverage. If students miss the 30-day window, it could be months before they’re able to join their parents’ plan under open enrollment. To help educate students of the rules, Obama for America today released the attached fact sheet detailing the action graduating college students can take to keep health care coverage once they are out of school. Under the Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, students can stay on their parents’ plans until they turn 26 – and 2.5 million young adults who would otherwise be uninsured have coverage today because of Obamacare.
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