Archive - December 15, 2013

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New Options for Health Insurance Coverage After Peace Corps Service

New Options for Health Insurance Coverage After Peace Corps Service

New Options for Health Insurance Coverage After Peace Corps Service [The Peace Corps posted on December 13, 2013 this news.] The Peace Corps is committed to the health of all Volunteers. Like millions of Americans, returned Peace Corps Volunteers will now have new options for high-quality, affordable health care after their service through the Affordable Care Act. Since the mid-1990s, Peace Corps has made health insurance available to returned Peace Corps Volunteers and paid the first month’s premium under a program currently called AfterCorps. AfterCorps provides limited benefit coverage intended to help provide a transition period after service. This won’t change: The Peace Corps will continue to pay for the first month of limited health insurance after Peace Corps service for returning Volunteers, at no cost to them. Following the first month of Peace Corps-paid insurance, Volunteers who leave service on or after January 1, 2014, will have the option to . . .

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