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#49126 - 02/27/05 04:11 PM HEALTH INSURANCE  
shortcircuit  Offline
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 608
Sorry to post the subject so loudly...but I just received my renewal rates and there up another 25% this year [Linked Image]

I use United Health Care. My single premium rate is $360 month, up from $280 last year. My family rate is $960 mth, up from $750 mth. This is the least expensive plan with the highest co-pays and deductables also [Linked Image]

I'm sure you have discussed this before, but I wanted some current input.

Any tips or suggestions would be helpful.



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#49127 - 02/27/05 04:34 PM Re: HEALTH INSURANCE  
Redsy  Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
I'm up from $720.00 to $800.00
Mid-level plan, higher deductible & co-pays
I guess I shouldn't complain.

#49128 - 02/27/05 05:00 PM Re: HEALTH INSURANCE  
LK  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,429
New Jersey
Running about the same as Redsy, we just keep passing it on, and bumped up our rates.

#49129 - 02/27/05 06:50 PM Re: HEALTH INSURANCE  
Electricmanscott  Offline
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,457
Holden, MA USA
Up from $720.00 to $904.00.

#49130 - 02/27/05 07:49 PM Re: HEALTH INSURANCE  
walrus  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 680
Bangor Me. USA
You guys should live in Maine. One of the highest health insurances rates in the country with no competition at all. See if there is any association you can join that has a insurance benefits available. I joined the Maine Oil Dealers which offers insurance to its members, they in turn get a group rate. I pay 341 a month for just me(I,m 48). My wife gets it thru her work.

#49131 - 02/27/05 10:18 PM Re: HEALTH INSURANCE  
nesparky  Offline
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 642
Cheapest bid I have recieved to date is $735.00/month for just me. [Linked Image]


#49132 - 02/27/05 10:28 PM Re: HEALTH INSURANCE  
Joey D  Offline
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 259
Arlington MA U.S.
I am at 1250 per month, family plan Harvard Pilgram. Great plan covers everything but ouch.

#49133 - 02/27/05 11:08 PM Re: HEALTH INSURANCE  
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,069
My "free" retiree insurance is ~$700/mo

Greg Fretwell

#49134 - 02/28/05 07:17 AM Re: HEALTH INSURANCE  
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
$1250 per month! [Linked Image]

Makes our "free" National Health Service seem almost attractive. [Linked Image]

#49135 - 02/28/05 09:18 PM Re: HEALTH INSURANCE  
Joey D  Offline
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 259
Arlington MA U.S.
I got a number of a group I can join to reduce my cost to under $900 per month same plan. Thats a savings of a car payment. I will post the info when I get everything for all to enjoy or benifit from.

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