I was just notified yesterday that my Blue Cross PPO (a group policy through work) is going up over 13%. We were notified a couple of weeks ago that we would not get a cost of living raise this year. My cost of the policy is about
$550 per month for me and my daughter, but the 13% increase will be for the whole cost (my cost plus what the company paid), and will be passed on to me entirely. I think they paid about
200 per month, so that makes it 13% of 750 dollars that I just lost per month right after I was told that I won't get a raise this year. Since I am basically broke just paying my co-pays, co-insurance fees and deductibles, it really will hurt.
47 YO Male, chronic back pain. Herniated disc L5/S1 2003. Discectomy with partial laminectomy 2004. Now told I have Failed Back Syndrome with discogenic pain.
Pain level varies from disturbing to nearly intolerable.
Post Edited (BrentE1961) : 2/26/2009 9:06:52 AM (GMT-7)