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This is part of our series on the decisions young adults are making as they manage their health care.Ashley Bearden, age 23, public relations account executive, New York City
When Ashley Bearden graduated Nashville’s Belmont University last year, she had a pretty sweet offer awaiting her: a full-time post with a great salary at Polly Ryerson PR, the New York-based public relations company with which she had interned while in school.
For an Alabama native looking to jumpstart her career, saying yes was a no-brainer. The catch? The small company couldn’t afford a group plan for employees, leaving Bearden on her own.