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Medical Benefits

Benefits During Service

All Volunteers receive comprehensive medical and dental benefits. The benefits start with coverage of vaccinations and anti-malarial prescription, which begin prior to departure. Each post has a Peace Corps Medical Officer to provide primary care. Full medical insurance during service covers 100% of primary care, hospitalization, medical evacuation, all prescriptions including birth control and dental care needs. Volunteers are also covered by workers' compensation for injuries incurred during their period of service.

Benefits After Service

Extend Health Benefits

Take advantage of affordable health insurance for up to 3 months following Volunteer service. The Peace Corps pays the first month's premium and you then have the option to purchase a reasonably priced insurance policy to cover you and qualified dependents.

Ensuring Volunteers' Health During & After Service

Peace Corps' top priorities are the health and safety of our Volunteers. Over the past three years, the agency has undertaken a reform of our health services to improve the quality of care and support for both current and returned Volunteers.
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Last updated Jan 30 2014

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