3 Practical Reasons Why Young People Need Health Insurance

Adriane Davis

| 1 min read

For many young people, signing up for health insurance is at the bottom of the to-do list. If you’re relatively healthy, rarely ever get sick, and never go to the doctor, why would it be on your priority list? The truth is, accidents happen and practical things that may never cross your mind would cost a whole lot more, without insurance. Even if you’re under 26 and still on your parent’s insurance, dental and vision may not be covered. So if you need glasses or chip your tooth, you'll be stuck with a substantial bill that you didn't budget for. What then? Here are three common ways that health insurance could really help buffer costs of care.
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*Costs with and without insurance are estimates based on national averages from health.costhelper.com. Costs with insurance are estimated out-of-pocket costs, including co-pays. To explore 2015 health insurance options, visit bcbsm.com/myblue or call 1-855-237-3501. Photo credit: suanie
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