Starting June 1 I will have health insurance. The plan has a $5,000 deductible so I’ll only be using the insurance in case of emergency but it is still nice to have. I can visit the school clinic for free anyway so I really only need insurance for a severe illness or injury.
I purchased my insurance through eHealthInsurance(aff link) and the process was quite easy. This was a contrast to buying a phone and opening a Roth IRA. I’ve tried to both online this month and have been unsuccessful. When you visit their website they have a wide variety of health plans to choose from. Once you’ve made a choice you can fill out the application online and the forms will be mailed to you to sign. I was pleased with the simplicity of the process overall.