Serious Question: Health Insurance

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Oingo's Comment
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About a year and a half ago, both of my previous employers Health Insurance and Benefits (Health, Life, Dental, Vision) premiums went up and I was paying for my wife and I (non smokers age 52-55) between $1200 and $1300 a month at a salary of $60K-$86K a year. During that $60K a year job which was a small company, the cost of $1200 a month destroyed my paycheck. I am concerned that if I end up with a similar premium with a trucking company, I won't be able to make ends meet. Can anyone give me an idea of what you pay for you and your spouse? I am looking seriously at SWIFT, so any SWIFT driver feedback would be very appreciated. Thanks

MC1371's Comment
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The price is a bit better on the premium, IIRC family is about $130 per week, but like on the individual market you're going to get nailed with a high deductible.

I know a few carriers are offering better coverage, 100% deductible, it's one of the few things I"m considering/weighing now that my one year is approaching and if I want to stay with Swift.

**Nothing against Swift, I'm making stellar take home, but the benefits and vacation pay are a bit light. Before anyone get all bunched up about me "bailing" on Swift, I'm just exploring options. To date nobody comes close in pay, but the right benefit pkg might make me consider a move.

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