Whether you are graduating or leaving the University for a period of time, it is important to think about your insurance options.
Here are some options that might be available:
- If under the age of 26, one may be able to stay under their parent or guardian's insurance plan as a dependent.
- Covered California or State-Exchange Plan.
- Medical or Medicaid.
- Purchase a private insurance plan
- Enroll in one's employer-based insurance plan.
The ending of SHIP is considered a qualifying event that opens a 60 day special enrollment period for you to enroll in other insurance plans. To learn more about your options on Covered California and Medi-Cal or to find an insurance navigator to assist you with Covered California, please visit the Covered California site. Please note, this is an external website. Other states have a website for their exchange plans as well. We would suggest reaching out to your county, parish, or city hall for assistance.