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As you are setting up your mind and getting ready to take admission in your college do not leave or drop health insurance plans of your priority list because health is wealth and an essential aspect of human life. Availing health insurance may become simpler as well as affordable than before and may not become difficult like yesteryears before the advent of Obamacare. College students have a number of healthcare options to choose from the health insurance marketplace and exchanges. Some of the plans offered to college students and young adults are Medicaid, school health plans, catastrophic plans, and plans of their parents.
How are healthcare insurance plans based or determined?
Health insurance plans for most of the young school or college going students, as well as young adults, are based on the filing of income tax, employment as well as income tax status. Many people qualify for cost-benefit or cost assistance on the Medicaid plan or Marketplace based on how they file income tax with or without their parents. Cost assistance is provided to students based on their level of household income shown on their income tax return file. The Obamacare marketplace offers CHIP or Children’s Health Insurance Program to students who file income tax with parents and Medicaid plan to those who file income tax without their parents.
Ways for qualifying or choosing health insurance plans for college students.
Some of the ways to qualify for health insurance plans may be discussed in-depth for better understanding.
iii) Coverage under Catastrophic health plans– Anyone or any person under 30 years of age are eligible or can purchase a catastrophic health care plan. With low rates of premiums and relatively high deductibles are quite helpful for protecting and saving the owner in worst conditions or scenarios. These plans are for people of any age or under 30 and provide special exemptions including affordability as well as hardship.
Students, as well as young adults, can shop for or purchase health care insurance plans in the stipulated time frame Open Enrollment Period or OEP every year to carry on with the healthcare benefits.