QUESTION

I’m a college student enrolled in my college’s student health plan. Can I drop it and go to the health insurance marketplace?

Individuals with no coverage | Eligibility for Premium Tax Credits and Cost-Sharing Reductions
ANSWER

Yes. You may apply for premium tax credits and enroll in a health plan through the health insurance marketplace, as long as you drop your student health plan before coverage begins through the marketplace. (26 C.F.R. § 1.36B-2(b) and (c).

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