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Student Health Insurance Stays Active During Summer Vacation

Friday, May 21st, 2010

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Good news for many college students: in most cases, your student health insurance won’t expire during the summer, even if you just graduated.

Of course, it depends on the particular plan; make sure to call your health insurance company to find out if you can keep your coverage over the summer months. If not, you may need to buy short term health insurance for the interim period.

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Recent College Graduate? Good Health Insurance News!

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

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It’s college graduation season. After all the pomp and circumstance, there are still some issues to deal with. If you bought student health insurance with your university, it will probably expire soon.

In this economy, the vast majority of graduates don’t have a job already lined up. Even if you do, you’ll need health insurance to fill the gap before it becomes effective.

What can you do? Individual health insurance is always a good option, but there’s another bright spot: you can stay on or rejoin your parents’ health policy until the age of 27. Although the healthcare reform law doesn’t require that until the end of September, many major health insurance companies have decided to change their rules early. Check with a licensed agent to see if your family’s plan is one of them.

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