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No. Several months before you turn 26 years
old, start shopping for health insurance. At age 26, you are responsible for
signing up for your own coverage. Contact a licensed In Person Counselor to
explore your health insurance options. Outside the Open Enrollment
Period, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
Contact a licensed In Person Counselor for
assistance in exploring your health insurance options. Visit getcoveredillinois.gov to locate In
Person Counselors in your area. You can enroll online at Healthcare.gov and In
Person Counselors can assist you in navigating the enrollment process.
The cost of your health insurance depends
on your income and household size. Some individuals may qualify for Medicaid and others for
private health care plans in the Marketplace that differ according to the percentage of coverage of a person’s
care. Your monthly premium is determined by your selection of a health care plan. There is no monthly
premium if you qualify for Medicaid. There is no cost to enroll in either Medicaid or Marketplace.
Open enrollment begins November 1st. Those who may qualify for Medicaid are able to enroll at any time throughout the year.
DePaul University is now offering a new, comprehensive and affordable health insurance plan for international students. This health plan is offered through ISO Student Health Insurance. For more information on this plan visit: