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When you start looking for health insurance for children in Washington, it can require careful consideration to find the plan that works for your family. It can often feel like there are limitless options between all of the companies and their policies, so how do you know you've found the right one? HealthMarkets Insurance Agency has a free service that simplifies this process.

child with health insurance in WashingtonSince 2010, HealthMarkets has helped millions of families enroll in the insurance policy they need. From dental and vision, to life and Medicare supplements, our WA licensed agents are ready to help find Washington residents and their children the policy that works with their needs.

Washington Kids Have Health Care Options

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), children have more opportunities to find affordable health coverage than before. These new laws introduced 10 essential health benefits that health insurance providers are required to cover, which includes coverage for newborns and children under the age of 18. 

In this benefit, children under the age of 18 years (considered pediatric age) are eligible to be claimed as dependents on a mother, father, or guardian's health insurance. This allows them to have necessary health, vision, and dental services covered. 

Yet even if your child is older than 18, the new healthcare laws have extended the age for dependents to remain under a policyholder's plan. Young adults under the age of 26 are now allowed to remain on their parent's or guardian's plan, which is helpful for those still in college or unemployed after graduating. 

Under the ACA, Washington families have more options to ensure their children are medically protected. If you're unsure of what options apply to your unique family situation, contact HealthMarkets today.

Finding Health Insurance For Children in Washington

At HealthMarkets, we've already done the hard part for you. We work with a network of more than 180 insurance companies nationwide, and are familiar with their coverage policies and prices. When you work with one of our licensed agents to help you find health insurance for children in Washington, we'll compare your needs to match you with choices that work for your family's needs and budget. Call us today at (800) 360-1402, and let our free service make a complex process simple.

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U.S. Department of Labor: http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/faqs/faq-dependentcoverage.html

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