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My husband who works for the Salvation Army, just got a quote from his work health plan. To add me to it it will more than triple in price from 120/ month to almost $400!!!??? Just for Basic? My god that's like hiway robbery to me. and half his paycheck. Is that a normal price for 2 ppl?

We live in the Chicagoland area, and i was wondering if there are any other alternatives for Basic Health care. With me unable to work for the next few months I dont want that much being spent on it.


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I hope you do find an alternative, this sounds about right from our experience - we were also paying about $400 a month (and it was much much less for my Husband only).

Sounds like the employer pays nothing or very little towards the spouse's premium.

SamandBen had a similar thread in the Canada forum last week, maybe some info in there will help as well (there is the whole issue of being able to be added back on, only at certain times of the year etc, if you do opt out and get your own), good luck.

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Man...I'm not in Illinois but the entire health insurance ####### down there is so bloody worrisome. I'm paying $57 monthly and that includes all dental and extended health benefits.

$400 per month??? there is a serious problem with the US system.


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