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Obtain the right health insurance


Life’s Financial Journeys

Heading Off to College
Getting Out on Your Own
Blending Two Lives
Having a Child
Emptying the Nest
Entering Retirement
Divorce
Death of a Life Partner
Military Life


The medical costs of having and raising a child are substantial. Additionally, other members of the family may have illnesses, injuries and other health issues that will require medical attention that is potentially costly.

It is important to have adequate insurance to cover these risks and to avoid potential financial catastrophes caused by the medical issues of a family member.

The following resources may assist you in obtaining the right health care:

Understanding Insurance

Health care When Your Life Changes

Health Insurance Open Enrollment: You Have Options

Insurance Basics

Health Insurance: Picking the Right Coverage to Protect Your Family’s Future

Medicaid for Children


Having a Child Tasks

1. Protecting against risk
2. Updating your estate plan
3. Arranging child care
4. Revising your spending plan
5. Saving for your child’s education

Protecting against risk Subtasks

1. Obtain the right health insurance
2. Protect your income through disability income insurance
3. Provide income for your family should you die

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