RPCV Short-term Health Insurance
- 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 an additional two months at their expense, and can deduct the cost from their readjustment allowance. To extend coverage beyond the first month, Returned Volunteers must enroll prior to SHIFTT coverage expiring.
There is an exception to this policy for Peace Corps Response Volunteers who served in the domestic response to COVID-19. These Volunteers will be automatically enrolled and covered for two months following their close of service (COS) with the cost paid for by the Peace Corps. These Returned Volunteers may also enroll for an additional month at their expense, which can be deducted from their readjustment allowance. To extend coverage beyond the two months, Returned Volunteers must enroll prior to SHIFTT coverage expiring.
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.