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Old 12-27-2013, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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It wasnt my intention, when I replied to Robyn's question, to have to defend my Medigap cost. But I'll tell you that I'm sure that my company does contribute to my policy. I worked there 20+ years and have a generous pension in addition to stock options and other retirement benefits.
So far. Those could end tomorrow. I once worked for a company that had those kind of benefits. But no more. All long gone.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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It wasnt my intention, when I replied to Robyn's question, to have to defend my Medigap cost. But I'll tell you that I'm sure that my company does contribute to my policy. I worked there 20+ years and have a generous pension in addition to stock options and other retirement benefits.
Enjoy it as long as you can. Retirees are losing benefits left and right now. I hope you are able to keep yours.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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So far. Those could end tomorrow. I once worked for a company that had those kind of benefits. But no more. All long gone.
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Enjoy it as long as you can. Retirees are losing benefits left and right now. I hope you are able to keep yours.

What a pleasant group. Again, the only reason I quoted my Medigap policy cost is that I was answering a question. It's actually nobody's business but I didnt want to be rude and say that previously.

I checked into BCBS, to compare its cost to mine. The charge for Plan F is only $179/month. If I ever lose my Medigap benefit, I'll go with BCBS.

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Old 12-27-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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What a pleasant group. Again, the only reason I quoted my Medigap policy cost is that I was point-blank asked to do so. It's actually nobody's business but I didnt want to be rude and say that previously.

I checked into BCBS, to compare its cost to mine. The charge for Plan F is only $179/month. If I ever lose my Medigap benefit, I'll go with BCBS.
I think Obamacare has been a bit of catalyst for some companies to drop generous retiree health benefits.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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AARP routinely screws seniors....try AMAC. The Association of Mature American Citizens
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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I think Obamacare has been a bit of catalyst for some companies to drop generous retiree health benefits.

Maybe so, but I dont understand why you or anyone else seems to be irritated that I have a nice benefit. It isnt as though I was bragging about it. I truly wish I'd ignored Robyn's question, especially since it had nothing to do with the subject of this thread.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:29 AM
 
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AARP routinely screws seniors....try AMAC. The Association of Mature American Citizens

I agree. I learned about AMAC from this forum several years ago and joined immediately.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Maybe so, but I dont understand why you or anyone else seems to be irritated that I have a nice benefit. It isnt as though I was bragging about it. I truly wish I'd ignored Robyn's question, especially since it had nothing to do with the subject of this thread.
I was only being a bit envious on one hand but, on the other it fits right into the thread (even at the unsubsidized amount) since our more expensive Plan F policies are with UHC/AARP and it makes on wonder if 'padding' accounts for it.
And yet, they were among the least expensive of the options we have.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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I was only being a bit envious on one hand but, on the other it fits right into the thread (even at the unsubsidized amount) since our more expensive Plan F policies are with UHC/AARP and it makes on wonder if 'padding' accounts for it.
And yet, they were among the least expensive of the options we have.

I hope you'll file a claim in the class action lawsuit and that you can recover the portion of your payments that went to AARP (for doing nothing more than misleading many seniors into believing that AARP's stamp of approval designated UHC as more beneficial than other companies).
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Maybe so, but I dont understand why you or anyone else seems to be irritated that I have a nice benefit. It isnt as though I was bragging about it. I truly wish I'd ignored Robyn's question, especially since it had nothing to do with the subject of this thread.
I was just curious what you were paying because I suspect that even if people are paying something to AARP - it is a very small % of what they pay overall. A perhaps more accurate way to look at things is to compare what your unsubsidized Medigap cost would be (since you know what it is) and compare it with what you'd pay for the same plan with AARP/UHC (I pay $176/month but - unless we're in the same zip code - comparing my costs with yours is like comparing apples with oranges).

I sure didn't mean to get into a discussion of employer benefits in general (or any specific issues concerning them). They're really not on topic in this thread. In addition - I was self-employed - and didn't give myself any post-retirement health insurance benefits . So - I'm really not that interested in them. Robyn
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