This November I’ll turn 26 and age off my parents’ health insurance. I live in New York City and am self-employed, so I won’t have an employee plan I can join. I’m not looking to find a new job.
My only prescriptions are the Tandem T-Slim X2 insulin pump, Dexcom G6 sensors, and Humalog. I’ve been T1D since age 3 and my control is really good, so I rarely need to see a doctor about anything diabetes-related.
I’m wondering if anyone has advice about navigating the insurance market (are there particular companies you recommend?), ways to get cheap insulin/supplies, or any tips if you’ve been in the same situation. I’m aware that most (non-diabetic) young people aim for plans with the cheapest possible premiums and high deductibles, but I’m assuming I’ll need to be somewhere in the middle given the cost of all the prescriptions mentioned above.
Thanks so much!