I Am Young and Healthy. Why Should I Get Health Insurance?
Missouri FINALLY passed Medicaid in August 2020, meaning more healthy adults will be able enroll in July 2021.
In the meantime, some Missourians make too much to get insurance through Medicaid, but don’t make enough to get federal financial help to buy insurance through the Marketplace. They fall in a coverage “gap.”
If you live in St Louis City or County, a Planned Parenthood Counselor can help you apply for Gateway to Better Health, a program designed to help people in the Medicaid Gap get health care.
Children can stay on their parent’s health insurance plans until they turn 26. It does not matter if you are married, living with your parents, in school, claimed as a dependent, or eligible to enroll in your own employer’s plan.
However, your parents are not required to cover you. If you do not have coverage through your parents, you may be eligible to buy a plan through the Marketplace.
- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
- Coventry PPO
- Healthlink State of Illinois
- Illinois Department of Public Aid
- Medicare IL-NGS
We accept many private and marketplace insurance plans. If you don't see your insurance listed, please call us at 314-531-7526 to confirm whether or not your plan is accepted.
Please contact your health insurance provider if you are unsure what services your insurance covers and what, if any, costs you are responsible for.
Here are ways Cover Missouri can help you get, keep, and use your health insurance:
- Text "Covered" to 84444 to receive text reminders about important enrollment deadlines
- Visit CoverMissouri.org to sign up for email reminders about important enrollment deadlines
- Go to CoverMissouri.org for information and tools to help you get, keep, and use health insurance
- Follow Cover Missouri on Facebook and Twitter
Or call 1-800-230-7526