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Frequently Asked Questions

How long can young people be on a parent's plan?

Young adults may be a dependent on a parent's plan through the age of 26. Once they turn 27, they are required to buy their own insurance.

Why do I have to buy health insurance?

When there is a larger pool of people buying insurance, there is more funding for those who really need it. By paying your part, you're helping all Americans have more affordable health care.

When does Affordable Care Act begin?

The new Marketplace opened on October 1, 2013. While you can buy health insurance, your coverage will not begin until January 1, 2014.

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