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Monday, February 11, 2013

My former employer - very large co - determined that group health insurance was more expensive than insuring directly. They were right!! Next sign-up date, or your first under medicare, check around. AARP has some discounted plans. My plan is much less expensive directly from the insurance company than it is from my former employer.
Who knew!!!!
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  • SUSANBEAMON
    My employer keeps thinking they're going to drop retiree health insurance. Be more trouble than the cash savings due to the fact the retirees tell the current employee they need to keep all of us on the plan. The current employees want that insurance when they retire, so the company keeps the retirees on the plan.
    29 days ago
  • NELLJONES
    The law does allow companies to drop health insurance for retirees with no penalty. Mom just went through this. She has dementia so I was the one making the calls. There are a lot of very good options for people already on Medicare. The problem comes for the people who retired before 65 thinking they'd be covered. That would be me. I just hope my husband's company maintains retiree health for the next year and a half.
    1471 days ago
  • ELLENIRENE
    there's always a "catch"

    1472 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Tricky stuff. A colleague worked for a large company, thought her insurance was good for life when she retired. Well they pulled the rug out from her, and she is working with us now for the benefits.
    1472 days ago
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