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Old 11-09-2012, 04:49 PM   #41
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Just go a notice in the mail today. Ours in increasing 13% in 2013. Letter suggests that much of the increase is due to federal and state mandated increases in benefits (reduction of Rx deductibles, expanded autism benefits, contraception benefits) none of which we benefit from. Could be worse but was more than I was expecting. Yuk!
That is probably why my rate increase was less than half that, because I got in on an individual policy that is exempted from all the mandates. I have noticed percentage wise that my exact plan that is offered now is quite a bit higher.
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We just got our increase. 10%, mostly unaffected by the mandates. I did notice what appears to be a broader price range between the age brackets compared with past years.
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The mailing that I received indicated that rates increased between 9% and 13% depending on the plan.
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Received a notice today that retiree health insurance premium will increase 5 percent w/ no coverage changes.

Got our flu shots yesterday w/ no copay.
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Wow, y'all are making me jealous!
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Wow, y'all are making me jealous!
Don't be too jealous; the 5 percent increase means the premium is just under $900 a month for DH and me.
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Got our Retiree Group insurance enrollment notice today. Up 62% from last year, with no changes in coverage. I'm happy enough to have it.

We need to schedule our flu shots (no co-pay, so no excuse for delaying)
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:36 PM   #48
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Got our Retiree Group insurance enrollment notice today. Up 62% from last year, with no changes in coverage. I'm happy enough to have it.

We need to schedule our flu shots (no co-pay, so no excuse for delaying)
Ouch. Makes me reconsider being unhappy about our 13% increase.
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Ouch. Makes me reconsider being unhappy about our 13% increase.
It's still worth having, although it was only $80/mo when we ER'ed in 2010 so it has been increasing rapidly.

It will be $335/mo for DW & I. $30 co-pays, $500 deductible.
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It's still worth having, although it was only $80/mo when we ER'ed in 2010 so it has been increasing rapidly.

It will be $335/mo for DW & I. $30 co-pays, $500 deductible.
Strike that - no sympathy from me. I'll be paying almost double that for a high deductible plan.
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Strike that - no sympathy from me. I'll be paying almost double that for a high deductible plan.
I know that we are extremely fortunate.

The DB pension plan for existing employees was axed a few months ago (converted to cash balance), so every year they keep the retiree health insurance is a nice bonus, which we "spend" on vacations.
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Don't be too jealous; the 5 percent increase means the premium is just under $900 a month for DH and me.
Oh, my. Yes, I can see that. Sorry...
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Got my premium increase notice from Aetna this week. Just turned 55 and it went up ~7.4% from $191 to $205 per month for a $5.5K HSA HDHP.
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Just got my annual insurance increase (I have an individual policy with BCBS).

The increase is about 8%. From about $240/month to $260/month
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The premium for the kids and I (DH just moved to medicare) has gone up 265% from 180 a month to around $478.
Actually, the increase is 165%, not 265%

(478/180) - 1 = 2.65 - 1 = 1.65 = 165%

Still a big increase, but I felt compelled to point out the arithmetical error.
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