Turning 26

is a big deal.

Age 26 includes a big milestone:
parents can no longer include a son or daughter on their health insurance plan. But don’t worry. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) has plenty of options to stay covered.

What does it mean to go without health insurance?

Big Penalties

Chancing it without health insurance can mean hundreds or possibly thousands in penalty fees at tax time—all for nothing in return.

Big Bills

Costs for health care add up quickly. Treatment for something as common as a broken leg costs an average of just over $23,000*.

*Dollar amount based on average cost from 2009 Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Rx, Hospital, and Clinic claims