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Old 11-11-2001, 10:41 PM
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Health Insurance --Reputable

Could any commercial operators tell me where the best game in town is concerning Health Ins. I run solo also and got a quote from an agent put first I`d rather go to someone thats been dere,dun dat.
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Old 11-11-2001, 10:52 PM
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Have you tried Blue Cross? I just cancalled with a small biz assoc. to go to Blue Cross. Try this with a search under elements of Business
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Old 11-12-2001, 01:28 PM
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A PPO plan is the way to go. You will pay more for this option, but more and more doctors are not accepting HMO plans anymore due to poor pay structure.

I would second Blue Cross. I was paying around $126 a month plus deductibles.(they can get big) The end of this year though, my wife is taking me on her plan from Signa. They have a killer plan, but the premium is double the cost of Blue Cross. If you have big medical needs in your family and can get away with pre-existing conditions, I would consider paying the higher premium. This way you don't have to pay so much in the long run.

I had to go to the emergency in July. The total bill came out to over $900. B.C. only paid $392. I had to pay out of my pocket the remainder. Just something to consider.

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Old 11-12-2001, 07:30 PM
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Old 11-12-2001, 08:03 PM
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You could also check out the United States Federation of Small Businesses, Inc.:
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Old 11-12-2001, 08:45 PM
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Aetna US Health CAre or Ameri Health
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Old 11-12-2001, 09:56 PM
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I guess I have to be against Blue cross. I had decent coverage, I was paying 449/month for a family of three and maternity coverage. We were all healthy (in fact all together we went to the doctor mabey 5-6 times in the yr)

Then I got the price increase $718/month Thats right 60% increase. I guess they raised their premiums across the board around here.

Well to make a long story short we told them where to go and switched. We found ins through Fortis health its a little more out of pocket but for now we are all healthy and its not a problem.

The new premium is $306.82/month.

Thats a savings of $4934.16 per yr.

Each time I go to the doc I will pay aprox. $25 more than on Blue Cross for the co-pay and perscription.

I can go to the doctor many times for that amount. WOW thats like 197 times before I would hit Blue cross premium.
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Old 11-14-2001, 01:35 AM
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We use Blue Cross, pay $600. something every 2 months. Haven't found anything cheaper or better. It's not a group plan so we of course have to pay and then wait for the check.
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Old 11-14-2001, 02:15 AM
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I have bluecross. My single policy is $89 per month. PPO
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Old 11-14-2001, 02:40 AM
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I have Unicare for $160 month for a family of 5. I have a high deductible ($2500) but for me that was the way to go. The program I have pays for 3 or 4 doctor visits per year per person and has a decent perscription plan. That is most of my doctor visits. If I do have to pay for other things that's ok by me. I mostly wanted to have insurance for something major like cancer or heart problems or somethings that would go into the 10's of thousands of dollars. In my opinion the way to go is a high deductible and then be prepared to pay a few thousand dollar bill. In the long run I think I will pay less than if I had to pay $400-600 per month.
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