When it comes to health insurance, young adults–from college through their early career years–can be some of the most difficult to insure. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has helped a bit to bridge the gap, by broadening the rules on who classifies as a dependent, extending coverage to young adults up to age 26.
However, the answer of how to best find coverage for young adults is not always so cut and dried. What about those who attend college in another state and may not have access to the same medical providers as the rest of the family? What if they earn an income, even though their parents still claim them as a dependent?
The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) has developed a guide to help those facing these complicated coverage decisions. You can view it by clicking here.