What to do about health insurance in period between graduating and starting work?

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What to do about health insurance in period between graduating and starting work?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:48 pm

I have a ~2 week period without coverage.

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Re: What to do about health insurance in period between graduating and starting work?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:03 pm

Doesn't exist, they handed me the card of a private broker. I was hoping there was some kind of government program (COBRA?) for scenarios like this before I went that route.

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Re: What to do about health insurance in period between graduating and starting work?

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:07 pm

Welfare. That's what most people did, myself included.

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Re: What to do about health insurance in period between graduating and starting work?

Postby Vincent Adultman » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:09 pm

Just try not to get hit by a bus.

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Re: What to do about health insurance in period between graduating and starting work?

Postby Winter is Coming » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:17 pm

If you're healthy there's nothing wrong with going without for 2 weeks. The federal mandate doesn't apply to that short a period of time.

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Re: What to do about health insurance in period between graduating and starting work?

Postby polareagle » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:58 pm

I got gap coverage for a month between law school and working. Wasn't expensive.
I think I used this site to get quotes, but I don't know that it's any better than any other site.

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Re: What to do about health insurance in period between graduating and starting work?

Postby stannis » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:21 pm

polareagle wrote:I got gap coverage for a month between law school and working. Wasn't expensive.
I think I used this site to get quotes, but I don't know that it's any better than any other site.


I did this too. I spent about $35/month for the 3 month gap. If something awful happens, I'll be out $5-10k, but the odds of that are pretty low.



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