What Is Short-Term Limited Duration Medical Coverage?

posted by AHIP

on February 1, 2018

Short-term limited duration medical policies or “short term medical” policies are designed to provide coverage for a limited time between health insurance policies; for example, for students taking a semester off school or for individuals who are between jobs. Current federal rules limit these policies to three months, but as a result of a Presidential Executive Order there may be changes that allow these policies to last a full year.