States Offer Privacy Protection For Young Adults On Parents’ Health Plan

How do you stay on the family health plan without your parents finding out about your health issues?i

How do you stay on the family health plan without your parents finding out about your health issues?

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How do you stay on the family health plan without your parents finding out about your health issues?

How do you stay on the family health plan without your parents finding out about your health issues?

Alex Williamson/Ikon Images/Getty Images

The Affordable Care Act opened the door for millions of young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance until they turn 26.

But there’s a downside to remaining on the family plan.

Chances are that Mom or Dad, as policyholder, will get a notice from the insurer every time the grown-up kid gets medical care, a breach of privacy that many young people may find unwelcome.

With this in mind, in recent years a handful of states have adopted laws or regulations that make it easier for dependents to keep

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/06/28/483836497/states-offer-privacy-protection-for-young-adults-on-parents-health-plan?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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