RPCV Short-term Health Insurance

RPCV Short-term Health Insurance For Transition & Travel is health insurance provided by a private company and available to returned Volunteers immediately upon close of service, for up to 3 months.

RPCV Short-term Health Insurance

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

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 peacecorps.imglobal.com for information regarding costs and coverage, or to access the provider network.


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.