If you’re ever between jobs or in a situation where there’s a temporary gap in your health insurance, one of our short-term plans could be the answer.
What is a Short-Term Health Insurance Plan?
Simply put, a short-term health insurance plan, also known as temporary health coverage, is a medical plan with a limited duration that can be purchased at any time during the year. They are designed to bridge gaps in your health care coverage during a period of transition, like graduating from college, or starting a new job where you may have to wait for new coverage to begin.
- Coverage up to 182 or 364 days per year (with an option to extend coverage up to two times when reapplying)
- Coverage begins as early as the next day after application
- Low, affordable monthly premiums
- Access to our SuperMed PPO network of healthcare professionals and hospitals
- Coverage can be extended to your family members and dependents under the age of 26
Short-Term Plan Designs
We offer five short-term plans that are designed to fit your budget and fulfill all your coverage needs. Our plans have different deductible amounts you can choose from and give you the option of selecting a plan with or without copays. There is even the option of choosing between 182-day and 364-day plans if you need to focus more on the length of coverage.
Short-Term Insurance FAQs
Is a short-term plan right for me?
A short-term plan may work for you if you are in-between jobs, waiting for an employer’s group coverage to start, a temporary or seasonal employee, a recent graduate and/or waiting for the next open enrollment period.
What common benefits does a short-term health plan include?
Common benefits include, but are not limited to, wellness visits, doctor visits, telemedicine services, hospitalization and emergency care.
Do I need to use in-network providers and facilities?
No, but the benefit of using an in-network provider and facility will cost you less out of pocket than using one that is out of network. If you do use an out-of-network service, you will be responsible for any balance due between the provider’s charge and the allowed amount, in addition to any deductibles, copayments, coinsurance and non-covered charges.
Can I obtain a tax subsidy to help pay my premiums?
No. Short-term plans do not qualify for tax subsidies. Our temporary health coverage is designed to be budget friendly and affordable.
Can I pair my short-term plan with dental, vision or accident and critical illness plans?
Yes. You may purchase any of these specialty products alongside a short-term plan to help strengthen your coverage.
What if I don’t need my transitional health coverage for as long as I had planned?
Short-term health insurance plans can be cancelled at any time without penalty.
Important Things to Keep in Mind
Short-term products are not considered minimum essential health coverage and are not compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Pre-existing conditions will not be covered and applicants are medically underwritten. When a short-term policy ends, it will not constitute a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) because the member did not lose minimum essential health coverage.
Ready to Shop?
Use our online enrollment tool to get an instant quote. You can also call us at 1-855-444-0162 or call your licensed insurance agent.
This coverage is not required to comply with certain federal market requirements for health insurance, principally those contained in the Affordable Care Act. Be sure to check your policy carefully to make sure you are aware of any exclusions or limitations regarding coverage of preexisting conditions or health benefits (such as hospitalization, emergency services, maternity care, preventive care, prescription drugs, and mental health and substance use disorder services). Your policy might also have lifetime and/or annual dollar limits on health benefits. If this coverage expires or you lose eligibility for this coverage, you might have to wait until an open enrollment period to get other health insurance coverage.