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

You’ve got the balloons and the cake. You’re ready for your party—but are you ready for your 26th year? Health insurance coverage is probably not the first thing you would put on your birthday wish list, but if you are still a dependent on your parents’ health insurance, it’s time to start shopping for some of your own.

Your coverage through your parents’ health insurance will end at the end of your birth month or the calendar year, depending on which insurance provider your parents have.

Turning 26 is considered a qualifying life event. That means you can sign up for health insurance outside of the traditional Open Enrollment period.

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!

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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.

  • Full in-network access to top-ranked doctors and hospitals and access to a national extended network when you need it.
  • Generous discounts on eye exams and products, plus affordable dental coverage options.
  • Comprehensive coverage for a variety of treatments and services.
  • Access to MyHealth, a health and wellness resource that provides tools and resources to help you live your healthiest life.
  • Plans that are affordable.
  • Service from our award-winning Health Care Concierge team.
  • Flat rates (copayments) for most prescription medications.
  • Free mobile apps you can use to get your digital member ID card, have a Virtual Urgent Care visit with a provider, and more.
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