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Short term limited duration health insurance from Golden Rule Insurance Company is a great way to fill gaps in insurance coverage without sacrificing healthcare services. In some cases, you can get coverage as soon as tomorrow and can cancel any time. Plus, short term plans offer a range of deductibles making it easy to find the right benefits at the right price.

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Short Term Health Insurance

Major medical insurance isn't always an option for some.

If you missed Open Enrollment, are turning your side hustle into a full-time job or just waiting for other medical coverage to start, then short term coverage might be a good alternative for you. As the name implies, short term health insurance – abbreviated to STHPs for short-term health plans – is temporary medical coverage. These plans are designed for transitions, whether you've changed jobs and need something to fill the gap between employer-sponsored coverage, you've just graduated college or been dropped from your parents' plan, or you've retired early but don't qualify for Medicare yet.

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Terms vary by state, but typically short term plans can last from one month to nearly one year. They cover limited benefits, don't cover pre-existing conditions and aren't guaranteed issue or renewable. Unlike many major medical policies, STHPs include maximum lifetime payout limits, and you usually must meet a deductible before the insurer will pay its portion.

Despite some obvious drawbacks, short term health insurance makes sense for certain people. Premiums are often much lower for STHPs than for major medical policies, they cover a variety of benefits depending on the plan you choose, and they provide an option if you don't have major medical insurance. Combined with other policies, like standalone critical illness, short term medical plans can be an important part of your insurance package.

1The TriTerm coverage term is one day less than 3 years. In SC, plans are three 11-month terms. In IN and OK, plans are three 364-day terms., a website owned by Health Network Group, LLC, markets products underwritten by National Health Insurance Company, Integon National Insurance Company and Integon Indemnity Corporation. Health Network Group National Health Insurance Company, Integon National Insurance Company and Integon Indemnity Corporation are all related companies under National General Holdings Corp.

This coverage is not required to comply with 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). 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.

Also, this coverage is not "minimum essential coverage". If you don't have minimum essential coverage for any month this year and you live in an state that has an individual mandate that you have health coverage that meets the minimum essential coverage, you may have to make a payment when you file your tax return unless you qualify for an exemption from the state's requirement that you have health coverage for that month.

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