Young Adults and Students

I’m going to a college that offers a student health plan. Can I stay covered as a dependent on my parent’s policy or do I have to take the student health coverage?

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You can stay on your parent’s plan. Eligibility for student health coverage does not make you ineligible to be covered as a dependent on your parent’s policy up to the age of 26.

While we have made every effort to provide accurate information in these FAQs, people should contact the health insurance Marketplace or Medicaid agency in their state for guidance on their specific circumstances.

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