Are you turning 26 soon? Here's the plan for a happy birthday!

You can shop for a plan on the ACA Marketplace when you turn 26. This is a great option if you are self-employed, unemployed, or can’t get coverage through your employer. States like Pennsylvania have their own Marketplace. Pennsylvanians can shop for a plan through Pennie®, Pennsylvania’s health insurance marketplace. Some people may qualify for financial savings through Pennie to help lower the cost of their insurance.

Your coverage through your parent or guardian's health insurance coverage may end at the end of your birth month or the calendar year, depending on what type of insurance you have.

When can I enroll with UPMC Health Plan?

If you experience a qualifying life event, you can enroll with UPMC Health Plan even if it is not during Open Enrollment. Turning 26 and aging out of your parents’ health insurance plan is a qualifying life event.

When you enroll with UPMC Health Plan, you’ll be giving yourself the gift of coverage and starting your 26th year with access to outstanding care!

Learn About Qualifying Life Events

Why choose UPMC Health Plan?

We know efforts to improve or maintain your health happen mostly outside the doctor’s office. That’s why we offer additional benefits and services for an affordable price. Take a look at what it means to be a UPMC Health Plan member.

Get care virtually or in-person with UPMC VirtualCare1

UPMC VirtualCare connects you to convenient, low-cost care your way.

Providing access to care to help keep you healthy.

Helping you take care of your mental and physical health.

  • Six free counseling sessions through LifeSolutions®6
  • Free health coaching to help you make healthy changes in your life
  • The RxWell app to support your total well-being

Supporting you when you need it.

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Questions? Call us toll-free at 1-877-563-0292.