short-term health insurance

Short-term health insurance gives you temporary coverage during a lapse in permanent coverage, protecting you from expensive medical bills that arise from unexpected health changes or emergencies. You are eligible for short-term health insurance if you:

  • Change jobs
  • Lose employer-sponsored coverage
  • Are waiting for the annual Open Enrollment Period
  • Attend out-of-state college
  • Other specific instances

Temporary health insurance can provide you proof of coverage you need to participate in various activities or vocations. If you need temporary coverage, our licensed eHealth insurance agents will find the right plan for your specific needs!

Who should get short-term health insurance?


Employment Change

Laid off? Job loss? Get covered while in between jobs and employee benefits.

No Obamacare

Can’t get major medical coverage? A short-term insurance plan may help.

College Students

Attending college and need insurance? Short-term plans give you coverage when and where you need it.

Pre Medicare

Waiting for coverage? A short-term insurance plan can help protect you in the meantime.

Get quick short-term health insurance coverage with:

  • Easy applications
  • Modest premiums
  • Instant coverage

Temporary health insurance plans don’t typically offer the same amount of coverage as long-term health insurance. However, they provide emergency coverage for those who aren’t ready to purchase an ACA-compliant plan or need temporary coverage before their long term health insurance plan kicks in.

eHealth’s team of experienced agents are here to help you find the right plan, and can also help expand your coverage to include dental and vision insurance.

Short-term plans vs major medical insurance


Affordable Rates

Compared to other plans, short-term insurance can have low, affordable premiums.

Peace of Mind

Don’t fly without a safety net. A short-term health insurance plan can help you bridge the coverage gap.

Quick Approval

Many applicants are approved and get proof of insurance quickly, sometimes on the spot.

Flexible Terms

Short-term insurance can cover you for 30-90 days in most states.