Having a gap in health insurance coverage can be a little nerve-wracking. Should you become ill or injure yourself, a single unexpected medical bill can potentially cause substantial financial strain. Short term health insurance plans are designed to be a pocketbook-friendly coverage option during life’s in-between times. They include benefits to help pay for unexpected medical expenses such emergency room visits, an ambulance, hospitalization, outpatient hospital care and others, depending on your plan. This can offer some peace of mind until you buy major medical insurance. Missed Open Enrollment? Check out why a short-term plan might be a good fit for you.