Your parent’s plan is required to cover your maternity care and delivery. However, after that, the plan is not required to cover your child as a dependent. You will be responsible for obtaining coverage for your baby. Depending on your income, your child may be eligible for coverage under the Medicaid/CHIP program in your state. Or, you can buy a child-only policy through the Marketplace and, depending on your income, you may be eligible for a premium tax credit to reduce your cost of that coverage.
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