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Short term health care in New York

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posted: 11/22/2006  reposted: 2/18/2011 This post has not been recently reviewed or revised by the author and may be out of date.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

Q: On your webpage you discuss the difficulties in finding short term health care in New York. I have also found that difficult and am looking for any available help. Are there any companies that offer short term health care in New York?

A: The laws of the state of New York do not allow the low cost insurance that is used in 48 other states as a temporary bridge between employer plans or other long term coverage. This simply means that you need to enroll in a regular plan and then cancel it in a month or two when you no longer need it. The least expensive and easiest health insurance in New York are the supplemental plans like Value Health Insurance. These are very inexpensive and easy to qualify for but offer the least amount of protection


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