No matter the circumstances, unemployment can be stressful – and maybe even a little frightening. There are so many unknowns, right? Especially that moment when you realize you still need health insurance. But getting quality coverage is easier than you think, whether you’re looking for something temporary or long term. Let’s walk through all the different ways you can find, buy and enroll in affordable coverage while you’re unemployed.
Health insurance options when you become unemployed
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you’ll no longer have to face penalties for being uninsured. However, access to quality health care at an affordable price is still an important part of your overall well-being, especially if you have pre-existing conditions. But what about the insurance you had at your last job? Typically, employer-sponsored health coverage ends either on your last day of employment or the last day of the month in which you