Health Insurance

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Andre R.'s Comment
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With school nearing an end I have been researching many companies. I've come to notice that the health insurance is very pricy compared to what I'm use to. My question to you is I've noticed that most of the companies the insurance is near the same price cost wise. With the exception of the one company that I'm really interested in. How many of you have actually shopped the open market for insurance as opposed to company insurance and are you finding it cheaper with the company or on the market?

Deb R.'s Comment
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H.O.Wolding has good health insurance at a reasonable price. Lots of additional options for vision, dental, accident insurance also.

Andre R.'s Comment
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I've actually spoke with them but the do not hire from Louisiana.

Woody's Comment
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Insurance was a extremely important in my choice. I work for YRC and have medical dental and vision. All I pay is my $55 union dues.

TopNotchTre's Comment
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Schneider has good insurance but for me and my wife for medical, dental , vision its $120 a week. Bs if you ask me lol.

Skar Hed's Comment
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Oh God, don't get me started. The steady proliferation of health insurance is exactly what has enabled the medical industrial complex to suck up one out of every six dollars in the economy. And yet everybody still thinks more insurance is somehow going to bring the costs down.

The cheapest policy my company offers is 55 bucks a week. I really don't see why this should be called a benefit any more than my lunch or my pack of Pall Malls, which I also pay for myself, but that's beside the point. What it covers or doesn't cover, how much are the deductibles, I didn't even bother looking because I wasn't the least bit interested.

55 bucks a week for 52 weeks is 2860 dollars. That's about 15 doctor visits...one every 3 weeks or so. I haven't gone to the doctor 15 times since 1980 for f***s sake.

OK...oh, what if you get pancreatic cancer or something, Skar Hed? Well, if I get pancreatic cancer, I really don't think I'm gonna be on my hospital or deathbed saying...thank God...at least I can pay for this. At least Healthsouth is gonna get their twenty dollars per aspirin tablet and two thousand dollar a night for the ''semi-private'' room. No. In fact I would feel better knowing they were gonna get stiffed on the obscene bill. So I go without health insurance, as I have done my entire somewhat long life. Have yet to ever say I wished I had it.

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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