RPCV Short-term Health Insurance

RPCV Short-term Health Insurance For Transition and Travel is available to returned Volunteers immediately upon close of service for up to three months.

Video: Closing service and obtaining health insurance

Important considerations

  • It is provided by International Medical Group, a private company.
  • It covers health conditions Volunteers acquire during the period of enrollment/coverage.
  • It covers Volunteers both internationally and in the U.S.
  • It can cover returned Volunteers as well as spouses and dependents.
  • It is not considered Minimum Essential Coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
  • It does not cover evaluation or treatment of service-related conditions.

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.

Post-service health insurance options

As they transition off of RPCV Short-term Health Insurance, returning Volunteers can access other health insurance options in a variety of ways. Check out Insurance through the Affordable Care Act to learn more. 


Please visit International Medical Group for information regarding costs and coverage or to access the provider network.

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