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What Physicians Should Know About Benefits for Young Adults

Posted by Drew Hudson March 25, 2011 at 9:05 AM

As part of our NPA Webinar Series: Understanding the ACA Rory O’Sullivan, Policy and Research Manager for the Young Invincibles offered this presentation on benefits for young adults. A recording is posted below and Rory will continue answering questions posted on this page for the next few days.

Got a question about the ACA and young people? Post a comment below and Rory will answer it.

3 Responses to “What Physicians Should Know About Benefits for Young Adults”

  1. Cheryl Bettigole says:

    A young woman called our clinic yesterday saying that she had been kicked off her parents’ insurance now that she is 21. This should not happen, but what can she do? Who should we refer her too?

  2. Thanks for the question Cheryl. There’s a couple things that could explain this:

    1) First the new rule allowing a young person to stay on her parent’s plan does not fully apply to all plans until later this year. Basically, every plan must meet the requirement after the first open enrollment period after September 23rd 2010. So, plans that renew in June each year will not have to cover young adults up to age 26 until June of 2011. If this is the case with the young woman in your clinic, she will be able to rejoin her parent’s plan in a few months. She can should check out our new toolkit at for more information about how to purchase insurance in the meantime.

    2) If her plan simply got it wrong, tell her to give us a call at (202) 339-9338 or send us an email We can help her navigate the process of making sure her insurance company complies with the law.

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