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By Trudy Lieberman
Rural Health News Service 

Thinking About Health

Examine short-term health policies with extra care before buying


Last updated 4/29/2019 at 9:22am

If ever there were an award for the best “buyer beware” story, a tale detailing the pitfalls of short-term health insurance would certainly rise to the top of the list of nominees.

Short-term term policies – not to be confused with association policies I’ve written about before – are hitting the market once again, sanctioned by the federal government and pushed by insurers and agents. These policies are sold for short durations such as three months, six months or a year, but coverage can be for as long as three years under rules set by the Trump administration.

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