Attention Recent Graduates

Posted on 15 May 2014 by srichey@tusculum.edu

As you begin the next chapter of your life, Tusculum College would like to make you aware of options related to federal law and your health insurance plans. The attached information describes the healthcare opportunities now available to graduates. This document lays out the options available including getting health insurance through employer-based coverage, staying on a parent’s plan until the age of 26, as well as going to HealthCare.gov to choose a plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

As you may know, graduation is a general mile marker for many significant life changes, such as expired student health insurance or moving from home, that trigger a “Special Enrollment Period” that allows a 60-day window for students to sign up for coverage in the marketplace even though the open enrollment period has ended.

Departing students who don’t have insurance through a job or new educational opportunity have two opportunities through the new health law:

• To check out the marketplace: www.healthcare.gov<http://www.healthcare.gov/>

• Potentially stay on their parents insurance until they are 26.

Again congratulations on joining our alumni ranks! You will now begin receiving our Alumni newsletter and Tusculum magazine. We want to make sure we have your current contact information, so at your earliest convenience, please email jbparker@tusculum.edu with your address, phone number and email address. Or you may contact Assistant Alumni Director Joni Parker at 423.636.7303 to update contact information or for any other assistance you may need.

 

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