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What can young adults do about health plans if their employer doesn’t offer them one?

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If your child works but their employer doesn't offer health benefits, your child can buy a health plan on an insurance Marketplace. The Marketplace is a website set up in each state or by the federal government.

From: Health Plans for Young Adults WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Caldwell, N. , February 2013. PLoS One

National Conference of State Legislatures: "Covering Young Adults Through Their Parents' or Guardians' Health Policy."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Young Adult Coverage" and "Young Adults and the Affordable Care Act."

American Dental Association: "Potential Effects of the Affordable Care Act."

U.S. Department of Labor: "FAQs About the Affordable Care Act Implementation Part II."

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on February 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Caldwell, N. , February 2013. PLoS One

National Conference of State Legislatures: "Covering Young Adults Through Their Parents' or Guardians' Health Policy."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Young Adult Coverage" and "Young Adults and the Affordable Care Act."

American Dental Association: "Potential Effects of the Affordable Care Act."

U.S. Department of Labor: "FAQs About the Affordable Care Act Implementation Part II."

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on February 14, 2018

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