Health Insurance Update: Protections for People With Diabetes

Clinical Diabetes: October 1, 2013

The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, includes a number of changes to improve access to health insurance for individuals and families and make coverage more affordable. Some parts of the law are already in place and people with diabetes are already benefiting from them, while many other protections go into effect in 2014.

Protections Already in Effect

Coverage for Children: Job-based plans and new individual plans cannot deny children coverage because of diabetes or any other preexisting condition.

Coverage for Young Adults: Young adults can stay on their parent’s insurance plan until age 26 as long as the policy covers dependents. Read More