If you are looking for a flexible and inexpensive coverage against illnesses and accidents, then short term insurance is for you. The coverage in this plan ranges only from 30 to 120 days. There are also others who offer year long insurance coverage. The most common of people who would get this type of insurance are those who does not need any coverage for any pre-existing conditions. Typically, these are good for those who are waiting for their next job or waiting for another long term plan. They are also the best choice for students who have freshly graduated and are waiting in line for their first jobs. They also apply to people with non traditional jobs, temporary employees and any short term income workers. Visiting or foreign students can also avail of short term health insurance.