Short Term Medical

A short-term health plan is temporary health insurance that can be purchased for as little as 30-days or for up to 364 days to fill an immediate insurance need. Plans use the same terminology as major medical insurance, like deductible, coinsurance and copays, but since it is for temporary needs, it does not cover all of the same health benefits that an ACA health plan would, like maternity or substance abuse. The coverage is primarily for unexpected accidents and illnesses that could occur while an individual is waiting to join a permanent major medical plan, which keeps costs lower.