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Forbes picks best short term insurance

originally posted: 11/22/2006  reposted: 2/18/2011 This post has not been recently reviewed or revised by the author and may be out of date. If you notice an error or are in doubt, please send a new question by email or ask for an update. Email

Q: What company offers the best short term medical insurance?

A: suggests that the choice depends on your individual situation and offers individual assistance in choosing the best plan. One of the best plans was recently recognized by Forbes Magazine ("Insurance: Healthy Alternatives" 7/25/06) that says "One of the best is a six-month package from Standard Security". The Standard Security policy is known by the brand name "Secure STM" A complete review of this policy is available on the page linked below. This policy offers many coverage options, has the ability to allow immediate download of the policy ands ID card following online enrollment. But perhaps most important, this policy has had far fewer complaints than any of the other major national insurance carriers.


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A review of Standard Security "Secure STM" Short Term Medical Insurance