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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Healthcare Coverage After College Graduation

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Healthcare Coverage After College Graduation

Aired: April 8, 2019

College graduation is just weeks away.   Among the long list of pre-graduation to do’s, now is the time to look at your options for healthcare coverage.    This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses healthcare coverage options after the tassel has been turned.      

Remain On Your Parent’s Insurance

Most health insurance plans offer dependent coverage to allow young adults to remain on a parent’s plan until they turn 26.  Speak with your insurance provider to ensure you are covered after graduation.

Get Coverage Though New Employer

Landing a full-time job directly following graduation is a college students dream.  If you are lucky enough to find a job that offers health coverage, it’s an excellent option if it comes available. 

Affordable Care Act

While finding a job with employer-sponsored health insurance may be your goal, it doesn’t always happen right away.   Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, young adults have an option for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  If enrolling during non-enrollment period, you have 60 days from the time of graduation to enroll.   

Check Medicaid Eligibility

Need coverage while searching for a job?  Depending on your household size and income, you may qualify for Medicaid.  Contact Cassopolis Family Clinic Network’s Community Health Workers for free enrollment assistance.  

Unsure of What to Do?

For more information or for assistance finding healthcare coverage, call Cassopolis Family Clinic at (269) 445-3874 or Niles Community Health Center at (269) 262-4749 and ask to speak to a Community Health Worker.  

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.