health coverage-GUARDIAN anyone?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by bobbygedd, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    got a real nice quote today from guardian. anyone use them? any feedback?
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    How much bobby? I just went to Horizon BC/BS HMO last month.
     
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    $740, family of four. right now i'm paying $890
     
  4. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
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    Bobby thats per month, Right?
     
  5. bcx400

    bcx400 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 77

    I don't have experience with Guardian, but with Aetna, I pay $589 per month, family of 5.
     
  6. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    Is it PHS/Guardian/Healthnet.......I used to have Guardian, but there was some sort of merger with Helthnet and PHS.
     
  7. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
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    I'm covered by my wifes insurance, A piece of advice when buying insurance, Research the company good. I went through several in the past. They like to offer a fare price the first year, then stick it to you with a nice hike in premiums. The bad thing about switching insurance is, if you have any pre-existing conditions, you won't be covered by the new insurance. With so many people on some type of medication these days. You really need to make sure you are going to stick it out with the insurance company and not join just for the price.

    The main reason my wife works is for the insurance benefits. She only makes about $11 an hour, but she works for blue cross blue shield which gives their employess great benefits. We have 2 kids and the money saved in insurance is to much for her not to work.
     
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    yes per month. aetna quoted me $1250
     
  9. ckf

    ckf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    How are you guys getting it so cheap? I currently have horizon BC/BS POS and am paying $880 per month for my daughter, wife and me. I would love to know how to cut this down.
     
  10. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    Make your wife go to work full time and then use her insurance. Ha Ha.

    My wife has good insurance and I am sole opperator so I use her insurance. I think for the 4 of us it is around 225 with dental and eye included.
    Other than that there is no way in heck I could afford those types of coverages.
    Or the copay would be out of this world.
     

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