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Why Choose Short Term Coverage?

Short Term Health Insurance may be for you if you are looking for a major medical health insurance plan, but do not want or can’t afford an Obamacare (ACA) plan. Short Term Health Insurance plans typically last less than a year (varying by state) and offer the core benefits expected of a traditional health plan. With Short Term Health Insurance plans you will often see a much lower premium than Obamacare, but they do not include all of the ten “essential health benefits” associated with ACA plans. Also, eligibility of coverage is based on underwriting questions.

Is Short Term Coverage for You?

A short term plan might be right for you if:

  • You do not qualify for a subsidy or cannot afford an Obamacare plan.
  • You're in between jobs and have not elected COBRA
  • Are waiting for coverage from your group health plan
  • Are waiting to enroll in an ACA plan
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