Teens and Young Adults

4. Health Insurance

Information and Resources:

At age 18, or sometimes when you are younger, you may be able to get government insurance programs like Medicare and Medicaid. These programs are run through the state where you live.

To find out more about Medicaid go to:

Some young adults can qualify for Medicare as well. You can get information at:

You can remain on your parent’s health insurance policy up until age 26. When you are over 26, you may be able to stay on your parent’s insurance if you cannot support yourself because of your disability. This depends on state regulations. Each state has its own rules. However, most states do allow adult children with a disability to remain on a parent’s plan if they are dependent on their parents. You should speak to your parents about this.

However, if you are living on your own you may be able to have your own insurance. To find out more go to:

To Find This Topic For Families CLICK HERE