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How to Choose Between Long-Term and Short-Term Health Insurance?

What is a Short-Term Health Insurance Plan?

What is a Long-Term Health Insurance Plan?

The Difference Between Short-Term and Long-Term Health Insurance Policies


Short Term Health Insurance

Long Term Health Insurance

Policy Period

Less than 1 year

More than 1 year


Lower when compared to long-term health insurance

Higher than short-term health insurance


Specific expenses are covered, ex. hospitalization for a particular illness

Covers hospitalization for a wide range of illnesses and treatments, as well as various other benefits.

Pre-existing Conditions

Usually not available


Add-on Covers

Usually not available


Suitable for

People who are looking for short-term coverage, ex. NRIs or international students, or coverage for specific illnesses like COVID-19.

People looking for long-term protection or comprehensive coverage.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Short-Term Health Insurance?

What Are the Pros and Cons of Long-Term Health Insurance?

Frequently asked questions