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Health Insurance Opportunities for Students

We wanted to circulate this helpful one-pager on the affordable healthcare opportunities now available to graduates. This document lays out the options available including getting health insurance through employer based coverage, staying on parents’ plan until the age of 26, as well as going to HealthCare.gov to choose a plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace. As you may know, graduation is a general mile marker for many significant life changes, such as expired student health insurance or moving from home, that trigger a “Special Enrollment Period” that allows a 60 day window for students to sign up for coverage in the marketplace even though the open enrollment period has ended.

Departing students who don’t have insurance through a job or new educational opportunity have two opportunities through the new health law:

For more information on insurance options, please click here.

Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you, as always, for educating your community on the opportunities available to them through the Affordable Care Act.


Bess Evans
Senior Policy Advisor for Public Engagement
White House Office of Public Engagement
White House Office of Science and Technology