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The girls' guide to getting some privacy on your parents' health insurance: Bedsider
I am 24 years old and lucky enough to be on my parents’ insurance—but that doesn’t mean I want them following my every health-related move.

We recently received a question about getting sexual health services while under a parent’s insurance coverage. “Will my family see the [birth control] prescription under our insurance plan?”

Thanks for your question. Check out this helpful guide “to getting some privacy on your parents’ health insurance” from our friends at Bedsider. The author breaks down ways to talk to your insurance provider.

For example:

  •  "Hi, I am __ years old and still on my parents’ insurance plan. I’d like to have my [Explanation of Benefits] EOBs sent only to me.“
  • "Can I change my address on the plan so that my EOBs go there instead of to my parents’ house?”
  • “Please change who can access my information. I would like to have all of my information private unless I ask for it to be released.”

Laws about minor confidentiality differ by state. If you live in California, here is a helpful resource from the ACLU to find out how to ensure confidentiality from your insurance provider. You can also call your local Planned Parenthood at 1-800-230-PLAN to ask about insurance coverage and your rights.

Finally, as Laura Covarrubias from Bedsider points out “If your insurance company won’t help out, you might want to reconsider having “the talk” with your parents. Sure, you might think that your mom will have an aneurysm if you broach the topic, but sometimes parents can be more open and understanding than you’d imagine. After all, taking control of your sexual health is something to be proud of, and protecting yourself from unplanned pregnancies and STIs is one of the most grown-up things you can do.


Obama said he wanted change and HE FUCKING GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!




Obamacare: May cost government 1.2 trillion by 2025 & saves countless lives.
Iraq War: Already cost us over 1.7 trillion & ended over one million lives.

Which do Republicans complain about?


And that’s without even mentioning that (i) SCOTUS upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ii) Disparate Impact for Fair Housing was (mostly) upheld, and (iii) The government is requiring federal employees’ health insurers to offer transition-related coverage for transgender employees!!

It’s a bad week for racist, trans/homophobic, “family values” Republican politicians :)