A recent press release from Aetna announced the launch of their new line of individual health plans for young adults called BodyGuard which became effective August 1 . Rates start at $40 per month.
The BodyGuard portfolio of health plans are designed for healthy young adults, a segment of the population that is most likely to go uninsured. Young adults frequently do not maintain health coverage because of their good health and “invincible” feeling, but should be protected in case of unexpected events such as accident, or sudden illness for example.
Initially BodyGuard will only be available in Illinois, but will expanded to additional states in the future.
In addition to the health insurance coverage, individuals enrolling in BodyGuard will have the option of adding dental coverage for $14 per month