Students starting the new school year have one less thing to worry about thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
With the announcement this week that Western Michigan University (WMU) will no longer offer student health insurance, there were probably more than a few students wondering, “Now what?”
Fortunately, the Affordable Care Act has the answer. Thanks to the ACA (aka Obamacare), students have an affordable coverage option.
Losing any current health coverage is considered a “qualifying life event” under the ACA. That means that students who lose their coverage qualify for a “special enrollment period,” so they can sign up for a new health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace at Healthcare.gov.…