Short term insurance provides temporary benefits up to 90 days in many states. It’s designed to offer you financial protection if you have an unexpected injury or illness while waiting for coverage to begin under an ACA-qualified plan. Interim Coverage and Connect 2.0 short term medical plans offer:
SHORT-TERM MEDICAL EXPENSE (STM)These products are not qualifying health coverage (“Minimum Essential Coverage”) that satisfies the health coverage requirement of the Affordable Care Act. If you don't have Minimum Essential Coverage, you may owe an additional payment with your taxes. The termination or loss of this policy does not entitle you to a special enrollment period to purchase a health benefit plan that qualifies as minimum essential coverage outside of an open enrollment period. These products may include a pre-existing condition exclusion provision.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield does not underwrite, insure or administer any of the insurance products described on this website. The insurance products described on this website are underwritten by Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York or Independence American Insurance Company, members of The IHC Group. Association membership services are provided by Communicating for America, Inc. There is no ownership affiliation between Standard Security Life, Independence American Insurance Company, Communicating for America and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.