Re: health insurance 2007
I'm curious about the other "Went up <= 40%" folks--what's the deal?
We decided to stick with our current insurance (best coverage offered, lowest deductible) due to some health issues of mine that are apt to make me pay the entire deductible for the other options next year--which would be more expensive than paying the higher premium. Premium (for employee & spouse) went from $335 to $470/month. Lest anyone think that every state's public employees are getting a free ride at taxpayer expense, COBRA for this coverage is twice the premium, so that tells me we're paying 50% of the cost. Hmmm, does that puts us in the Wal-Mart category?!
We tried to add supplemental long-term disability for DH, but apparently you can only do that in alternate years, and this ain't the year. It's surprisingly cheap. We're adding LTC for him this time (not cheap), but he will have to pass a physical first.
You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need.