AfterCorps

AfterCorps is short-term (3 months) health insurance provided by a private company and available to returned Volunteers immediately upon close of service.

AfterCorps coverage

  • AfterCorps is not considered Minimum Essential Coverage under the Affordable Care Act
  • AfterCorps covers health conditions you acquire during your period of enrollment/coverage.
  • AfterCorps does not cover evaluation or treatment of service-related conditions.
  • AfterCorps covers you both internationally and in the U.S.
  • AfterCorps can cover returned Volunteers as well as their spouses and dependents.

AfterCorps period of enrollment

Volunteers are automatically enrolled and covered for one month following your close of service (COS), paid for by the Peace Corps. Returned Volunteers may enroll for a maximum of two additional months at their expense, and can deduct the cost of this from their readjustment allowance. To extend coverage beyond the first month, you must enroll no more than 31 days after your COS date.


Visit the Seven Corners website for information regarding costs and coverage or to access the AfterCorps Provider Network.


Post-service health insurance options

As they transition off of AfterCorps, returning Volunteers can access other health insurance options in a variety of ways:

  • Under their parents’ coverage plan if they are under 26 years old
  • Through their employer or educational institution
  • At HealthCare.gov 
  • Through public programs like Medicaid