Travel Nurse Benefits: Do I Get Health Insurance?

A common concern for healthcare professionals considering a jump from a full-time staff position to traveler life is that of medical insurance coverage. In this video, the First Time Traveler Guide explains how insurance and benefits work with most travel nurse and allied health agencies.

Are Travel Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Eligible for Health Insurance?

Most travel nurse and allied health agencies will offer you medical insurance benefits.

However, the quality and coverage of these benefits vary greatly from company to company. Be sure to compare the benefits offered by various travel agencies and understand what type of coverage you want and need.

Ask how these benefits will affect your compensation package, as well as what the rules are regarding coverage between contracts. If you elect to take time off during or between assignments, you may not be covered during that period.

Other benefits that travel nurse and allied health agencies should offer include license reimbursement, 401(k) programs, weekly pay, and bonus programs, among other perks.

The best agencies will offer good medical insurance and benefits plans.

Learn more about life as a travel nurse or allied health professional with the First Time Traveler Guide from Health Carousel.

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