Department of Health and Human Services Proposes to Extend Short Term Health Insurance

In response to an Executive Order, HHS proposed a change to the maximum duration of short-term health insurance from three months to 12 months. Short-term, limited-duration health insurance is designed to fill temporary gaps in coverage when an individual is transitioning from one plan to another form of coverage, for example, when a person is in between jobs. This type of coverage does not qualify under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), so ACA protections, like for pre-existing conditions do not apply. HHS invites comments on the rule through April 20.

View the proposed rule here.

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