Connect Value

Short Term Health Insurance

NOTE: As of 12/31/2022 Independence American Insurance Company (IAIC) no longer offers Short Term Medical, Dental, Hospital Indemnity, Accident, and Critical Illness Insurance or Vision Coverage. Current policy's will remain active.


Connect Value - Short Term Medical insurance is the lowest priced temporary coverage option. Next Day Coverage is available. Quote, Apply and Print your policy in less than 10 minutes. Underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company.

Rated A- Excellent by AM Best
Note: Plan availability varies by state. When running a quote, the plans by the IHC Group, that are available in your state will be shown and all of the plans have different features and benefits. Plan specific brochures are available when running a quote. NOT Available In: AK, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, HI, ID, MA, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OR, RI, SD, VA, VT, WA
Connect Value STM - Short Term Medical plan is one of the least expensive short term plans on the market. The short term coverage includes a $1.000.000 coverage period maximum per person. The deductible options include $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000. Other options are available such as a Prescription copay plan, dental insurance, Accident Medical and Hospital Indemnity plans.
Note: Connect Value has been discontinued. When running a quote, you will see the Connect Short Term Medical Plans available in your state. Simply Enter your Zip Code and Birth Date for a instant Quote
Note: When running a quote, you will see many different short term medical plan options. Plan offerings vary by state. Use the menu on the quote screen to sort by cost, deductible and more.
Call 1-800-544-9505 with Questions

$50 Office Visit Copay

The copay applies to the first covered office visit during the policy period. After the copay, the balance of the doctor office visit charge is covered at 100 percent. Additional covered expenses incurred during the office
visit, including expenses for laboratory and diagnostic tests will be subject to plan deductible and coinsurance..

Connect Value Options

For an additional premium, you can include Dental Insurance, Accident Medical Expense (Metal Gap) and a Rx Copay plan.

Connect Value Plan Features


  • Pays up to $1,000,000 Coverage Period Maximum per Covered Person ($2,000,000 coverage period maximum benefit in IN)

  • Choice of Coverage Periods - 30 to 364 days depending on your state
  • Cancel at any time - Monthly plans can be canceled at any time
  • Reapply if a longer period of coverage is needed - depends on state restrictions
  • Choice of Deductibles - $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000

  • Coinsurance options - The Insurance company pays 80% or 50% after the deductible is satisfied. Out of pocket maximum is shown in quote

  • Child Only Coverage is available - the minimum age is two years old

  • $50 Office Visits Copay- The $50 Copay applies to the physician’s consultation charge. After you pay $50, the plan pays 100 percent of the consultation charge balance with no deductible.

  • Free Look Period ensures your satisfaction with a 10-day money back guarantee

Print your policy and ID cards after you apply

After applying online, you will access to your plan documents and ID cards. You will receive information on how to setup and access your online account. You will also receive your ID cards by mail.

Connect Value STM Plan Details

Connect Value Short Term Coverage Details

Independence American Insurance Company provides affordable Connect short-term medical insurance to protect you and your family. You should consider purchasing Connect STM if you are looking for a low cost plan to protect yourself and family from the potentially high medical costs associated with an unexpected accident, injury or illness.

With Connect Value you will have many plan options to choose from. You can choose your deductible, coinsurance out of pocket limits, maximum coverage amount, and the exact length of coverage. You also have the freedom to receive treatment from doctors and hospitals of your choice without incurring out-of-network penalties. Using a network provider will lower your out of pocket costs and make the claims process much easier.
Connect Value is one of the lowest priced short term medical plans on the market.

Connect Value Coverage is ideal for those who are


  • Between jobs or laid off - Waiting for employer benefits
  • Retired individuals (under 65) waiting for Medicare
  • Part-time or temporary employees with no group coverage
  • College Student or recently graduated and searching for employment
  • Finding COBRA health insurance coverage is unaffordable
  • Looking to fill the gap until the next open enrollment period
Connect Value Covered Expenses

Covered expenses

All benefits, except physician office visits applied to the copay, are subject to the selected plan deductible and coinsurance percentage unless otherwise noted below. Covered expenses are limited by the usual, reasonable and customary charge as well as any benefit-specific maximum listed in the schedule of benefits. If a benefit-specific maximum does not apply to the covered expense, benefits are limited by the coverage-period maximum. Benefits may vary based on your state of residence.

IHC Short Term Medical Covered Expenses
Covered expenses include treatment, services and supplies for: Connect Value
Emergency room, up to the amount shown per day $500
Ground ambulance, up to the amount shown per occurrence $250
Air ambulance, up to the amount shown per occurrence $250
Outpatient hospital surgery or ambulatory surgical center, up to the amount shown per day $1,000
Surgeon services in the hospital or ambulatory surgical center, up to the amount shown per surgery $2,500
Outpatient miscellaneous medical expense1 services, up to the amount shown per coverage period* $1,000
Inpatient hospital room and board and general nursing care for the amount billed for a semi-private room or 90 percent of the private room billed amount; not to exceed the amount shown per day $10,000
Inpatient intensive care or specialized care unit for three times the amount billed for a semi-private room or three times 90 percent the private room billed amount; not to exceed the amount shown per day $12,500
Inpatient physician visits; not to exceed the amount shown per day $500


  • Prescription drugs administered while hospital confined
  • X-ray exams, laboratory tests and analysis
  • Anesthesiologist services, not to exceed 20 percent of the primary surgeon’s covered charges
  • Assistant surgeon services, not to exceed 20 percent of the primary surgeon’s covered charges
  • Surgeon’s assistant services, not to exceed 15 percent of the primary surgeon’s covered charges
  • Organ, tissue or bone marrow transplants, not to exceed $150,000 per coverage period*
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), not to exceed $10,000 per coverage period*
  • Blood or blood plasma and their administration
  • Oxygen, casts, non-dental splints, crutches, non-orthodontic braces, radiation and chemotherapy services and equipment rental
  • Mammography, pap smear and prostate specific antigen test, covered at specific age intervals and when recommended by a physician, NOT subject to the plan deductible

*If the Connect STM Extend or Connect Value Extend plans are selected, coverage-period maximums reset after the initial 364 days and each 12 month coverage period after.

1 Refer to the policy for complete details


Pre-Existing Condition Limitation – The short-term limited duration medical expense product does not provide portability of prior coverage. Any medical condition or sickness for which medical advice, care, diagnosis, treatment, consultation or medication was recommended or received from a doctor within five years* immediately preceding the covered persons’ effective date of coverage; or symptoms within the five years* immediately prior to the coverage that would cause a reasonable person to seek diagnosis, care or treatment will not be a covered benefit. *6 months in ID, KY, MI, ND, NH, NM, OH, WA, WY; 12 months in CO, IN, LA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NV, SD, VA; 24 months in CT, FL, IL, UT; or 36 months in MT.


Connect STM and Connect Value: A pre-existing condition will not be a covered benefit. Connect Plus: A benefit of up to $25,000 is available for eligible medical expenses for pre-existing conditions, per person, per policy.


This product is not considered to be Minimal Essential Coverage
as defined by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Call 1-800-544-9505 with Questions

About Independence American Insurance Company:

Independence American Insurance Company is domiciled in Delaware and is licensed to write property and/or casualty insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Its products include short-term medical, hospital indemnity, fixed indemnity limited benefit, group and individual dental, and pet insurance. Independence American is rated A- (Excellent) for financial strength by A.M. Best, a widely recognized rating agency that rates insurance companies on their relative financial strength and ability to meet policyholder obligations (an A++ rating from A.M. Best is its highest rating).


This Site provides a brief description of the benefits, exclusions and other provisions of the policy (may vary by state). For complete listing, see the policy/Certificate of Insurance. Benefits may vary by state.


Long Term Consumer Care, Inc. is a insurance agency / producer licensed in most states and is not an employee of IHC.

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Short term health insurance is designed to provide low cost medical coverage on a temporary basis. Ideal if you are between jobs, a temporary or seasonal worker, a college student or recent graduate, in a waiting period, while between permanent health plans or as a low cost alternative to COBRA insurance.

Connect Value Short term Medical coverage is available for as little as 30 days and depending on your state, you can keep it for up to 364 days.


All short-term medical applications are subject to eligibility, underwriting requirements and state availability of the coverage. After a policy expires, some states allow you to reapply for a short-term policy under separate and new coverage. The next coverage period is not a continuation of the previous period; it is a new plan with a new deductible, coinsurance and pre-existing condition limitation. Your eligibility for subsequent policies may be limited by state law

Your Secure Lite STM short term coverage can begin as early as the next day. You can also select a later effective date (up to 60 days in the future)

Metal Gap 2

Medicare Gap

Did you know that about 10,000 people turn 65 each day?

Many of our customers are turning 65 in the next year. Many choose a short term medical plan to cover them until they turn 65.

Application Fee

The application fee charged by the insurance company is $25. We don't add any additional fees to any of the plans we offer.

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