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Old 12-27-2013, 01:26 PM
Location: Western Washington
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Originally Posted by CielArdent9 View Post
I'm wondering how and when I should inquire about insurance and other benefits. If I want to ask a recruiter how much did premiums go up
I doubt that a 3rd party recruiter would even have this info. Even knowing this fact won't help much. Insurance premiums are volatile; we all know that they will go up, just not by how much. A big increase in any given year means nothing for the following year.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:01 PM
Location: Long Neck,De
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Originally Posted by joe from dayton View Post
We couldn't answer the question if you asked it. There are several plans and the premiums are base on what the employee chooses, so it is really an HR question and not a hiring manager question.
Then that WOULD be your answer.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:24 PM
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I don't really see any harm in asking if they have your basic standard benefits such as health, dental, vision, STD/LTD, and retirement. In fact, in my personal experience I have been furnished that basic information upfront more often than not. However, I wouldn't get into the details of coverage costs, 401k match, etc as there's no reason to worry about that without an offer on the table, but personally I probably wouldn't bother wasting my time and the employer's time interviewing for a position that didn't include those standard benefits because I know I wouldn't accept the offer unless times were rough.
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