June is a transition time for many of us: graduations, the end of school, and the beginning of summer and new opportunities. For young adults and their parents, though, the transitions can bring some worry – and about more than where hang the new diploma!
The transition from school to work doesn’t come with automatic health insurance. New grads are finding it takes longer to land a good job, and a job with health insurance may not be in the cards for a few years. While many feel invincible, their parents worry that an illness or an accident could set them back financially for years to come.
The new health law builds on one that New Hampshire has had for several years. Young adults under age 26 can now stay on their parents’ insurance even if they are not in school. They don’t need to be living at home or financially dependent on their parents to qualify. If they don’t have access to health insurance through their own job, they can stay on the parents’ family plan.
Make it a family priority to keep everybody covered!