Short Term Insurance Policies: Pros And Cons

More and more people are opting for short term insurance policies to protect the things they value most because of the flexibility these policies offer. Short term insurance is based on a fee for service type plan, meaning it is billed on a monthly basis. As long as the bill continues to be paid, the insurance coverage continues and failure to pay will cancel the coverage.

Short term insurance coverage is available in many forms. Numerous companies offer medical and health insurance on a short term basis. Auto and boat coverage is also offered through short term policies. Short term life insurance is common as well.

Short term insurance is particularly helpful during times of transition when other insurance options may not be available. Many insurance policies discontinue coverage of children upon graduation. A short term insurance policy will assure coverage until other options open. It is also useful during job changes when a new employer’s coverage will not start as soon as the previous coverage ends. Most states have laws restricting the amount of time a person may use short term insurance. It is not a permanent insurance option, but can be a great asset during certain times of a person’s life.

Choosing the right company to purchase a short term insurance policy from can be tough because of the number of businesses offering this service now. To receive the best possible coverage, one should research the businesses first. You should then receive quotes from several different insurance companies for the desired coverage to compare the best value. Thoughts of past clients can be extremely helpful once the selection has been narrowed down. It is also important for the company to be a registered financial services provider.

Transitions in life are not always planned. Short term insurance is available to help get through those uncertain times without risking a period without coverage.