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Rent, utilities, a car payment, and now health insurance? You might be wondering how you can possibly afford it all. Or where to even start. Chances are there are about a million other things you’d rather be thinking about or doing.
But, there's one more birthday gift that comes with turning 26: The opportunity to find your own, personal health insurance plan separate from your parents' plan. Turning 26 is a qualifying event that opens a short special enrollment period when you can make sure you have a health plan in place that meets your own needs.
Don’t miss your chance to enroll! You only have a short time (from 60 days before until 60 days after you lose coverage) to make health insurance changes. Missing the deadline means you may wait for up to 10 months for the next open enrollment period.
Short Term health insurance, also called Temporary insurance or Term health insurance, may be just the thing to get you to that next Open Enrollment period. It’s designed to bridge gaps so you’re covered until you decide on a long-term health care solution. Learn more about Golden Rule Insurance Company Short Term health insurance.1
Health insurance might feel like a whole new world to you. Sure you might know a thing or two, but you could still use some help. No worries. We’ll break it down for you. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Determine what type of plan you want
2. Look for coverage that meets your health care needs
3. Figure out your health care budget
4. Know the cost benefits of in-network care
1 Short term health insurance does not qualify as minimum essential coverage as defined in the Affordable Care Act and may not cover all Essential Health Benefits in your state. Signing up for this coverage may result in a tax penalty. Plans are subject to medical underwriting, and do not cover preexisting conditions.