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Short term health insurance is a flexible temporary insurance coverage solution when you need coverage for a gap or transition period in your life. Speak with a local expert near you to get the best plan for you in as little as 15 minutes. No additional cost to you.
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A short term health insurance plan can help you bridge the gap in coverage until you find a more permanent insurance solution. Whether you’re waiting for employer coverage to kick in or you’re a university student seeking benefits during the school year, a health insurance agent in Arizona can assist you in deciding if this coverage is suitable for your requirements. It’s completely free to use.
What are Short Term Health Insurance Plans?
Short term health insurance plans, also known as temporary health insurance, are low-cost healthcare plans that provide coverage for a fixed period of time and can last anywhere from one month to a year.
Short term plans are not meant to be a long term solution for your health care needs, but rather a bridge until you can find more permanent coverage.
Temporary health insurance plans usually don’t cover pre-existing conditions, provide any type of preventative care or have an annual or lifetime cap on the amount they will pay out. Instead, they provide essential health care coverage, like doctor visits and hospital stays, in the event of an unforeseen injury or sudden illness.
You can purchase a short term health insurance plan from a variety of places. However, the best way to find the best plan for you is to work with a local Arizona health insurance agent.
Who Needs a Short Term Health Insurance?
Short term health insurance is for people who, for whatever reason, find themselves without health insurance coverage.
If you have recently lost your job or are between jobs, have recently graduated from college, have a seasonal employment schedule or have just turned 25 and are no longer under your parent’s insurance, you may be in need of short term coverage.
Short term plans are not meant to replace long term health insurance, but rather to provide you with a solution until you can find more permanent coverage.
Temporary health insurance will usually cost less than an ACA health plan and are perfect if you find yourself in a situation where you simply can’t afford a long term health plan. For example, bridging the gap between two jobs.
If you get a short term plan within 63 days of losing regular health insurance coverage, the plan will not be able to deny you coverage due to a preexisting condition.
Short term plans are not required to provide you with the same level of coverage that ACA health plans do. However, many of them do offer a decent amount of coverage for physical health needs.
Finding the Best Short Term Health Insurance for You
The best way to find the right health insurance policy in Arizona is to shop around. This means comparing your options.
You can start by looking into different insurance providers and the plans they offer. We recommend that you consider the following when you’re shopping for temporary health insurance plans: plan type, coverage amount, premium, out-of-pocket expenses, types of coverage, plan limitations, and the reputation of the provider.
Keep in mind that providers and plans vary by county in Arizona. Also, the plans can vary by healthcare networks (i.e. doctors) and hospital. The many variables involved in getting healthcare in Arizona is a primary reason for working with a local insurance agent.
How Much Does Temporary Health Insurance Cost?
In Arizona, the cost for short term health insurance can vary significantly, depending on the applicant’s age, zip code, whether they use tobacco, and the health insurance company they choose.
Unlike Obamacare plans, temporary health insurance plans to not offer premium tax credits, or federal government subsidies provided under marketplace.
Plan Limitations and Exclusions
As you’re shopping for a short term health insurance plan, you’ll want to be aware of and fully understand any plan limitations. Pay attention to any exclusions or limitations on coverage.
Exclusions are reasons that you won’t be covered for certain services or treatments. Limitations are limits on the amount of coverage that you’ll receive for certain services.
You may want to get extra coverage if you have a high-cost medical condition. You may also want extra coverage for prescription drugs. This can help you avoid significant out-of-pocket costs. You may also want extra coverage for dental care.
Limitations and exclusion can be very confusing. If you find them daunting, we highly recommend you work with a local Arizona health insurance agent to help you understand exactly what you need and are buying.
Reputation of the Provider
When you’re shopping for a short term health insurance plan, you should also consider the reputation of the provider. Some health insurance providers provide extra benefits like remote doctor visits and health apps for your phone that can be extremely helpful. Other providers may be known for being difficult to work with and denying treatments.
You can get a feel for a company’s reputation by looking at online reviews, reading news stories, and exploring public records. You can also talk to people you know and trust who have experience with health insurance. You may want to avoid providers with a bad reputation. They may be more likely to deny claims.
Finding and buying short term health insurance in Arizona can be a daunting task. As described above, health insurance today is very complex and insurance laws change every year. The terminology used in unfamiliar to most people, making it hard to navigate the system for the average Arizonan.
Do you need a temporary health insurance plan? Please don’t go it alone when you don’t have to. A local independent health insurance agent knows everything about enrolling in Arizona short term health insurance plans. A local agent will help you find the best plan for your needs and budget, and can make sure you get enrolled successfully.
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Unlike captive agents, our independent health insurance brokers have access to all Arizona health insurance plans to find you the best coverage at the best price.
Agents on this website are carefully screened so that we can guarantee you’ll receive exceptional personalized service when you need to buy health insurance in Arizona.
We guarantee you the freedom to choose to work with our agents in any setting in which you are comfortable: via the internet, by phone, or in an office near you. Our agents will even meet with you over coffee – or any place of your choice for that matter.
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