HOW THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IS HELPING YOUNG ADULTS:
- Since 2010 an estimated 6.1 million young adults ages 19-25 have gained coverage.
- 2.3 million young adults gained health insurance between 2010 and October 2013 by staying on their parents' plan.
HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS FOR YOUNG ADULTS:
Dependent Coverage: Young adults can be kept on or added to the parents’ health insurance plan until they are 26. This option is ideal for students who are under 26 years of age and have a parent with health insurance. If this is not a feasible option check out the New Health Insurance Marketplace option.
The New Health Insurance Marketplace: This is a new way to compare and purchase health insurance plans. Students on college campuses may not realize that they can probably get a Marketplace plan for $75 a month or less. Harcum College has joined the White House Initiative to insure young Americans. Through the Healthy Campus Challenge, Harcum College is committed to assisting students in obtaining health coverage through the New Health Insurance Marketplace. Now through January 31, stop by the Student Health Center anytime during regular hours and we will be happy to assist you in navigating through the New Health Insurance Marketplace.
You can expect expert care and advice from Harcum College’s Health Services, regardless of whether you have a health emergency or just want to know more about personal health care.
Harcum strives to provide quality, confidential, age-appropriate care that is accessible, affordable and culturally sensitive. Supporting students in the pursuit of their academic goals is of utmost importance.
We provide evaluation and treatment of illness or injury, wellness screenings, health counseling, referral to specialized medical services, and first-aid supplies.
A registered nurse is available weekdays to provide emergency first aid, treat minor illness, and provide information and education. Referrals to a physician are done on a case-by-case basis.
In case of serious emergency, students are sent to area hospitals. Students are accountable for all hospital fees. Students who are seriously ill when Health Services is closed are advised to call Campus Safety at 610-526-6099 for an immediate course of action.
Director of Health Services